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REVIEW ARTICLE

The Impact of Obesity on Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection

Hana Alhomoud

Citation Information : Alhomoud H. The Impact of Obesity on Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection. World J Lap Surg 2013; 6 (3):144-148.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1202

Published Online: 01-12-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Purpose

A review article to assess the impact of obesity on laparoscopic colorectal resection.

Materials and methods

Relevant papers were searched using Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials Clinical Trial. Government, National Research Register, by using the search terms ‘laparoscopic colorectal surgery, obese, laparoscopy’.

Conclusion

Laparoscopic colorectal resection are feasible in obese patients. However, increased rates of conversion to laparotomy should be anticipated with increased length of hospitalization when compared to nonobese patients.

How to cite this article

Alhomoud H. The Impact of Obesity on Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection. World J Lap Surg 2013; 6(3):144-148.


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