Laparoscopic right colectomy in an obese patient with a dysplastic adenoma
Epublication WebSurg.com, Feb 2009;09(02). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2498
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic three-port right hemicolectomy in an obese patient with a dysplastic adenoma. A stepwise approach including landmark identification is undertaken during the procedure. The specimen is extracted through a small laparotomy, which will be protected by a plastic bag. An extracorporeal mechanical side-to-side anastomosis using a 60mm Endo-GIA is made and the mesenteric window is closed using a monofilament 2/0 running suture. This video is a good demonstration of key anatomic landmarks, surgical planes, and surgical approach to a right hemicolectomy.