The Cochrane Library: Laparoscopic versus open total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer Intervention Review
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The Cochrane Library: Laparoscopic versus open total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer Intervention Review

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Because definitive long-term results are not yet available, the oncological safety of laparoscopic surgery for treatment of rectal cancer remains controversial. However, laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (LTME) for rectal cancer has been proposed to have several short- term advantages in comparison with open total mesorectal excision (OTME). The objective of this intervention review is to evaluate whether there are any relevant differences in safety and efficacy after elective LTME, for the... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 18, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 03, 2011
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Send email to s.breukink@planet.nl
Keywords: rectal cancer, laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (LTME), open total mesorectal excision (OTME), laparoscopic surgery

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