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A prospective randomized controlled trial of laparoscopic repair versus open repair for perforated peptic ulcers. Surgery 2016; 159: 451–458.

Published: 6th July 2016

Authors: Ge B, Wu M, Chen Q, Chen Q, Lin R, Liu L et al.


In this study that included 119 patients, the duration of surgery, and perioperative complication rates were similar. Laparoscopic surgery was associated with reduced opiate requirement and shorter hospital stay (7 versus 8 days, P<0.001). Hospital costs were similar.

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