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  • 2009-01-01

Laparoscopic colectomy for colon cancer - How are we doing?

Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2009;09(01). URL:
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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.