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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.

Conclusion

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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