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Laparoscopic Versus Open Pancreatoduodenectomy for Pancreatic or Periampullary Tumours (LEOPARD-2): a Multicentre, Patient-Blinded, Randomised Controlled Phase 2/3 Trial

Laparoscopic Versus Open Pancreatoduodenectomy for Pancreatic or Periampullary Tumours (LEOPARD-2): a Multicentre, Patient-Blinded, Randomised Controlled Phase 2/3 Trial
Laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy may improve postoperative recovery compared with open pancreatoduodenectomy. However, there are concerns that the extensive learning curve of this complex procedure could increase the risk of complications. We aimed to assess whether laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy could reduce time to functional recovery compared with open pancreatoduodenectomy.

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