The international surgical journal with global reach

This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Short-term outcomes of a multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy to open distal gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer (KLASS-02-RCT). Ann Surg 20129; 270: 983-991

Published: 24th January 2020

Authors: Lee H-J, Hyung WJ, Yang H-K, Han S, Park Y-K, An JY et al.


Early morbidity was significantly reduced in this study that included 1050 procedures: 16.6 versus 24.1 per cent, P=0.003. Postoperative pain scores were also reduced, and hospital stay shorter: 8.1 vs 9.3 days, P=0.005. Ninety day mortality was similar in both groups.

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