Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2018 / Article / Tab 5

Review Article

Laparoscopic versus Open Surgery for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Meta-Analysis of High-Quality Case-Matched Studies

Table 5

Previous meta-analyses comparing LH to OH for HCC.


Included studies1010915
Total LH numbers213244234485
Surgical extensionMinor resectionMinor resectionMinor resectionMinor resection
Operation timeNSNSNSNS
Blood lossFavor LHFavor LHFavor LHFavor LH
Overall morbidityFavor LHFavor LHN/AFavor LH
Severe complicationsN/AN/AN/AN/A
ascitesN/AN/AFavor LHN/A
Liver failureNSN/AFavor LHN/A
Respiratory complicationsNSN/ANSN/A
Hospital stayFavor LHFavor LHFavor LHFavor LH
Tumor sizeN/AN/AN/AN/A
Margin distanceNSNSN/ANS
R0 resectionN/ANSNSNS

NS: not significant, N/A: not available.