Short- and long-term survival associated with laparoscopic versus open colectomy in early-stage colon cancer
Goyal, R., & Davis, K. (2015). Short- and long-term survival associated with laparoscopic versus open colectomy in early-stage colon cancer: Findings from a retrospective cohort study. Value in Health, 18(3), A194-A194. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2015.03.1127
Previous randomized trials and observational studies have shown only comparable survival benefits for colon cancer patients undergoing colectomy with laparoscopic versus conventional open surgery. Although laparoscopic surgery has become a preferred approach, its survival benefits have not been adequately examined in a recent colon cancer cohort. We therefore assessed in a real-world Medicare population short- and long-term survival among early-stage colon cancer patients treated with laparoscopic-assisted colectomy (LAC) versus open colectomy (OC).