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Virtual reality training for surgical trainees in laparoscopic surgery

  1. Myura Nagendran1,
  2. Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy2,*,
  3. Rajesh Aggarwal3,
  4. Marilena Loizidou4,
  5. Brian R Davidson2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group

Published Online: 27 AUG 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 21 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006575.pub3


How to Cite

Nagendran M, Gurusamy KS, Aggarwal R, Loizidou M, Davidson BR. Virtual reality training for surgical trainees in laparoscopic surgery. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD006575. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006575.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Surgery, UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, London, UK

  2. 2

    Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Department of Surgery, London, UK

  3. 3

    Imperial College London, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, London, UK

  4. 4

    Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Surgery and Interventional Science, London, UK

*Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Department of Surgery, Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Hospital,, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF, UK. kurinchi2k@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (conclusions changed)
  2. Published Online: 27 AUG 2013

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