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Laparoscopic versus open surgery for rectal cancer

Dawn O'Shea   |   21 September 2022

Laparoscopic surgery can attain similar oncological outcomes to open surgery when treating low rectal cancer as long as it is performed by experienced surgeons, reports an article published in JAMA Oncology .

A clinical trial enrolled 1039 patients with low rectal cancer, of whom 685 underwent laparoscopic surgery and 354...

          

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