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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 robotic gastrectomy vs laparoscopic gastrectomy for patients with gastric cancer. A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Surg 2021; 156: 954-963.

Published: 9th December 2021

Authors: Ojima T, Nakamura M, Hayata K, Kitadani J, Katsuda M, Takeuchi A et al.


Use of robotic surgery did not reduce the rate of postoperative intra-abdominal infection in this study that included 241 patients: 6.2 per cent, versus 8.5 per cent in the laparoscopic surgery group (per protocol analysis). Other complications were more common in the laparoscopic group.

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