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Assessment of laparoscopic distal gastrectomy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced gastric cancer. A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Surg 2019; 154: 1093-1101

Published: 20th March 2020

Authors: Li Z, Shan F, Ying X, Zhang Y, E J-Y, Wang Y et al.

Conclusion

Early results of this RCT that included 95 patients suggest the laparoscopic approach was associated with fewer postoperative complications (20 versus 46 per cent, P=0.007) and less pain for at least 48h (P=0.008). More patients in the laparoscopic group also completed their adjuvant chemotherapy: odds ratio 4.39, 95 per cent c.i. 1.63 to 11.8, P=0.003.

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