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Laparoscopic versus open liver resection: a meta-analysis of long-term outcome.

Parks KR, Kuo YH, Davis JM, O' Brien B, Hagopian EJ - HPB (Oxford) (2013)

Bottom Line: Subset analyses of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and colorectal metastases (CRM) were performed.There was no difference in the 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival for HCC or in the 1-year survival for CRM, however, a survival advantage was found for CRM at 3 years (LHep 80% versus OHep 67.4%, P = 0.036).Laparoscopic surgery should be considered an acceptable alternative for the treatment of malignant liver tumours.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

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Mentions: The primary literature search garnered a total of 1091 abstracts. After review, abstracts were then narrowed down to 37 articles that compared LHep and OHep for solid liver tumours. Twenty studies were excluded from the analysis owing to the omission of survival data. Of the remaining 17 articles, 2 articles15,16 were found to, after contact with the respective authors, contain data from patients that were reported again in more recent studies.17,18 These more recent studies contained additional data on long-term results and thus are included in this meta-analysis. In total, 15 articles were identified to meet inclusion criteria for this meta-analysis17–31 (see Fig. 1).


Laparoscopic versus open liver resection: a meta-analysis of long-term outcome.

Parks KR, Kuo YH, Davis JM, O' Brien B, Hagopian EJ - HPB (Oxford) (2013)

Selection of included studies for meta-analysis
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig01: Selection of included studies for meta-analysis
Mentions: The primary literature search garnered a total of 1091 abstracts. After review, abstracts were then narrowed down to 37 articles that compared LHep and OHep for solid liver tumours. Twenty studies were excluded from the analysis owing to the omission of survival data. Of the remaining 17 articles, 2 articles15,16 were found to, after contact with the respective authors, contain data from patients that were reported again in more recent studies.17,18 These more recent studies contained additional data on long-term results and thus are included in this meta-analysis. In total, 15 articles were identified to meet inclusion criteria for this meta-analysis17–31 (see Fig. 1).

Bottom Line: Subset analyses of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and colorectal metastases (CRM) were performed.There was no difference in the 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival for HCC or in the 1-year survival for CRM, however, a survival advantage was found for CRM at 3 years (LHep 80% versus OHep 67.4%, P = 0.036).Laparoscopic surgery should be considered an acceptable alternative for the treatment of malignant liver tumours.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

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Related in: MedlinePlus