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’.
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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