Laparoscopic, open surgery have similar outcomes

05/19/2008 | U.S. News & World Report

A review of 12 international studies that included more than 3,300 patients shows the minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery provides a similar outcome for colon cancer patients as open surgery in short-term and five-year survival rates. The two options also have similar rates of cancer metastasis, cancer-related deaths, hernias and adhesions, researchers said.

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