Laparoscopic colectomy for colon cancer - How are we doing?
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2009;09(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03endozois002
Laparoscopic resection of carcinoma of the colon is associated with a long-term outcome no different from that of open colectomy. Laparoscopic approach offers short-term benefits to patients; however, concerns about oncological radicality and long-term outcome has limited the adoption of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer.