Laparoscopic versus open adhesiolysis for adhesive small bowel obstruction (LASSO): an international, multicentre, randomised, open-label trial. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019; 4: 278-286.

Published: 21st June 2019

Authors: Sallinen V, Di Saverio S, Haukijärvi E, Juusela R, Wikström H, Koivukangas V et al.


Some 104 patients with obstruction that failed to resolve with conservative treatment were included. Complication rates were similar, but patients who had laparoscopic surgery went home on average 1.3 days quicker (P=0.013).

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