Laparoscopic colectomy for colon cancer.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_8D9FF25ADDCD
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Laparoscopic colectomy for colon cancer.
Journal
Minerva Chirurgica
Author(s)
Hahnloser D., Nelson H.
ISSN
0026-4733 (Print)
ISSN-L
0026-4733
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2003
Volume
58
Number
4
Pages
431-438
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; ReviewPublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Surgical resection is the primary treatment for colon cancer. The introduction and acceptance of laparoscopic colectomy for cancer has been gradual for a number of reasons including the fact that it is technically challenging, has less than dramatic patient benefits, and perhaps most significantly it could theoretically represent a compromise as an oncologic procedure. Preliminary evidence suggests that laparoscopic colectomy for colon cancer is safe, feasible, and can be performed with acceptable operative times and conversion rates. Furthermore, it may offer important patient-related advantages and the same extent of resection as in open surgery can be achieved. It may result in improved outcomes when performed by experienced surgeons. The early experience with high rates of wound recurrences has not been realized in current reports. Ongoing prospective, randomized trials should establish whether laparoscopic colectomy is as effective as open colectomy in preventing recurrence and death from colon cancer; until then this procedure is not considered standard for patients with curable colon cancer.
Keywords
Adenocarcinoma/mortality, Adenocarcinoma/surgery, Colectomy/methods, Colonic Neoplasms/mortality, Colonic Neoplasms/surgery, Humans, Laparoscopy/methods, Neoplasm Recurrence, Local, Postoperative Complications, Treatment Outcome
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