Laparoscopy-assisted versus open D2 distal gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer: results from a randomized phase II multicenter clinical trial (COACT 1001). Ann Surg 2018; 267: 638-645.

Published: 14th June 2018

Authors: Park YK, Yoon HM, Kim Y-W, Park JY, Ryu KW, Lee Y-J et al.

Conclusion

Some 196 procedures were included. Postoperative complication rates were similar. 3-year disease-free survival was 80.1 per cent after laparoscopic, and 81.9 per cent after open surgery; P=0.45.

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