Published in Clinical Oncology Week, July 20th, 2009
"Total mesorectal excision (TME) was attempted in all cases. Forty-two cases were included in the OPEN and 45 in the LAP group and were matched for age, gender, disease stage and operation type. Duration of surgery was longer and blood transfusion requirements were less in the LAP group. Higher blood loss was observed in patients with neoadjuvant treatment in both groups. with neoadjuvant...
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