Published in Cancer Weekly, August 4th, 2009
"Three independent evaluators selected the articles according to predetermined selection criteria. Thirteen comparative studies (5 prospective and 8 retrospective) that met the selection criteria were included. In a fixed-effects meta-analysis, the overall survival and the recurrence rate showed no significant differences between the laparoscopy and the laparotomy groups, with odds ratios of 0.84...
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