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Laparoscopic right colectomy with Ligasure Advance® for ileocaecal mass in a young male patient

J Leroy, MD, FRCS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2009;09(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2466

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Endoscopic polypectomy still remains the cornerstone of therapy for colorectal polyps and adenomas. However, if colorectal polyps are too large or not accessible for endoscopic ablation or cannot be removed without an increased risk of perforation, operative procedures are required. In such circumstances, laparoscopic resection represents a minimally invasive alternative. The purpose of this film is to demonstrate our right colectomy technique, which respects oncological principles. The case is performed in a male patient with a BMI of 22 and presenting with a voluminous caecal mass with a lipoma found on biopsy. Because of its volume, a right colectomy has been decided upon.