Laparoscopic versus open resection for rectal cancer. A non-inferiority meta-analysis of quality of surgical resection outcomes. Ann Surg 2019; 269: 849-855.

Published: 2nd September 2019

Authors: Acuna SA, Chesney TR, Ramjist JK, Shah PS, Kennedy ED, Naxter NN et al.


Fourteen RCTs were analyzed. No differences were found between open and laparoscopic surgery in the quality of the surgical resections.

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