The ALCCaS Trial: a randomized controlled trial comparing quality of life following laparoscopic versus open colectomy for colon cancer. Dis Colon Rectum 2018; 61: 1156-1162.

Published: 29th April 2019

Authors: McCombie AM, Frizelle F, Bagshaw PF, Frampton CM, Hewett PJ, McMurrick PJ et al.


Some 425 patients completed sufficient quality of life scores up to two months postoperatively for analysis. Patients who had laparoscopic surgery had improved quality of life as measured by the Symptoms Distress Scale (P<0.01), Quality of Life Index (P<0.01) and Global Quality of Life scores (P<0.01).

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