Pouch versus no pouch following total gastrectomy: meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized studies. Ann Surg 2019; 269: 1041-1053.

Published: 2nd September 2019

Authors: Syn N, Wee I, Shabbir A, Kim G, So JB-Y

Conclusion

The study included 17 RCTs and eight observational studies. The pouch procedure took a mean 23 min longer, but did not increase complications or duration of hospital stay. It did improve functional and nutritional outcomes for two years.

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