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REVIEW ARTICLE

Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Cancers: Current Status

Sagar Basanale

Citation Information : Basanale S. Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Cancers: Current Status. World J Lap Surg 2011; 4 (2):103-108.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1125

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

Minimal access surgery short-term benefits of laparoscopy for colorectal cancer, such as faster bowel function recovery, less postoperative pain and shorter hospitalization based on data organized according to levels of evidence.

Purpose

To understand the long-term benefits of laparoscopy for colon cancer with regard to recurrence and survival based on data organized according to levels of evidence. To review the literature of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancers and its current status in purely laparoscopic, laparoscopic assisted, hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS).

Materials and methods

A literature search was performed using search engine Google, HighWire Press and Online Springer Library facility available at World Laparoscopy Hospital. The following search terms were used: Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer current status. Selected papers were screened for further references, operative procedure were selected, only if they are universally accepted procedures, and the institution where the study was done is specialized institution for laparoscopic surgery.

Conclusions

In selected patients, a laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer produces acceptable intermediate to long-term oncologic outcomes and a low long-term complication rate.


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