Laparoscopy beats open surgery for colon cancer:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Patients receiving laparoscopy-assisted surgery for colon cancer may have less operative complications, a reduced hospital stay and a lower risk of tumour relapse, compared with those receiving conventional open surgery, say Spanish researchers. Results from a study showed that laparoscopy patients had a relative risk reduction of 50% of death from all causes compared with open surgery patients, lead researcher Antonio Lacy, of Villaroel Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, in The Lancet (June 29).
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