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No survival differences with open or laparoscopic surgery for liver metastases


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Journal
Annals of Internal Medicine
Reuters Health - 16/11/2020 - In colorectal cancer patients with liver metastases, five-year survival appeared to be similar after laparoscopic or open liver resection in a single-center randomized controlled trial. "These findings were not surprising, because our experience and prior retrospective studies had shown this," Dr. Davit Aghayan and Dr. Bjorn Edwin, both of Oslo University Hospital in Rikshospitalet, told Reuters Health by email. "Earlier reports of our trial demonstrated also that laparoscopy was associated with fewer complications, faster recovery, better quality of life, and was cost-effective compared to open surgery" at 30 days. (https://bit.ly/3pACue8 and https://bit.ly/3nsPHDO) "In this report, we showed that the laparoscopic approach does not jeopardize long-term oncologic outcomes," they sa...


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