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Table 1 Characteristics of included studies

From: Minilaparoscopic versus single incision cholecystectomy for the treatment of cholecystolithiasis: a meta-analysis and systematic review

Author Study year Study typea Study Arms Samples Age Gender Running time
MLC SILC (F/M)
Chekan 2013 nRCS 3 1940 527 18-80 1888/579 2009-2010
Dabbagh 2015 RCT 2 20 20 < 50 29/11 2013-2014
Hosogi 2011 nRCS 3 26 31 18-77 44/13 2009-2010
Hu 2013 RCT 2 30 30 - - 2011-2011
Lee 2010 RCT 2 35 35 23-84 42/28 2008-2009
Saad 2013 RCT 3 35 35 - 52/18 2010-2011
  1. aRCT, randomized controlled study; nRCSs, non-randomized comparative study