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Laparoscopic versus open pancreaticoduodenectomy. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Ann Surg 2020; 271: 54-66

Published: 5th March 2020

Authors: Nickel F, Haney CM, Kowalewski KF, Probst P, Limen EF, Kalkum E et al.


There were three RCTs including 224 procedures. Laparoscopic procedures took longer (mean extra 95.4 min), but blood loss was less (151ml). All other outcomes, including 90-day mortality were similar.

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