Robot-assisted versus laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer: a phase II open label prospective randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2018; 267: 243-251.

Published: 17th May 2018

Authors: Kim MJ, Park SC, Park JW, Chang HJ, Kim DY, Nam B-H et al.

Conclusion

Some 139 procedures were available for analysis. The quality of the total mesorectal excision specimens was similar for each method: complete excision 80.3 per cent after robotic, and 78.1 per cent after laparoscopic surgery (P=0.6).

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