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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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