Laparoscopic versus open hepatic resection for solitary hepatocellular carcinoma less than 5cm in cirrhotic patients: a randomized controlled study. J Lap Endosc Adv Surg Tech A 2018; 28: 302-310.

Published: 17th September 2018

Authors: El-Gendi A, El-Shafei M, El-Gendi S, Shawky A


Fifty patients were included. Laparoscopic surgery was quicker (120 versus 147 min, P<0.001), and resulted in shorter hospital stay (2.4 versus 4.3 days, P<0.001), with similar complication rates. Oncological outcomes were equivalent after a median of three years.

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