Disease-free survival and local recurrence for laparoscopic resection compared with open resection of stage II to III rectal cancer. Follow-up results of the ACOSOG Z6051 randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2019; 269: 589-595.

Published: 18th July 2019

Authors: Fleshman J, Branda ME, Sargent DJ, Boller AM, George VV, Abbas MA et al.


Some 462 patients were eligible for the analysis. Two-year results were similar between the methods: disease-free survival 79.5 per cent laparoscopic versus 83.2 per cent open; local and regional recurrence rates 4.6 and 4.5 per cent, respectively.

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