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Survival advantage of laparoscopic versus open resection for colorectal liver metastases. A meta-analysis of individual patient data from randomized trials and propensity-score matched studies. Ann Surg 2020; 272: 253-265.

Published: 16th September 2020

Authors: Syn NL, Kabir T, Koh YY, Tan HL, Wang LZ, Chin BZ et al.


Individual patient data concerning 3148 patients from two RCTs and 13 propensity matched studies were analysed. There was a survival benefit after laparoscopic resection which appeared to improve over time (long term survival 47.4 versus 18 per cent).

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