Controversies in laparoscopic colon surgery

H. Nelson

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Results from previous studies suggest that laparoscopic-assisted colectomy is safe, feasible and may offer important patient-related benefits. It is not yet been determined whether the same procedure accomplishes a thorough oncologic resection and/or whether introduces a risk for altered patterns or frequency of recurrence. Early results from a prospective trial and from a retrospective series indicate that the same extent of resection can be performed and that it is safe to proceed with the national trial to more precisely evaluate the risk/benefit ratio of this new procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalFormosan Journal of Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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