Long-term survival after laparoscopic versus open resection for colorectal liver metastases

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Published: 3 Jun 2019
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Dr Åsmund Fretland - Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Dr Åsmund Fretland talks to ecancer at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting about a study looking into the long-term survival of patients after laparoscopic versus open resection for colorectal liver metastases.

He explains that laparoscopic surgery is considered a minimally invasive alternative to an open resection and that this is the first study to compare in a randomised manner the two options.

Dr Fretland reports that there was no difference in long term survival between laparoscopic and open surgery.

Watch the press conference here.

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