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Laparoscopic right colectomy for cancer


Laparoscopic colorectal surgery has gained wide acceptance as a treatment in a variety of benign and malignant diseases. The reproducibility and safety of all the principal colorectal procedures has been demonstrated. Surgeons performing right hemicolectomy using the laparo-assisted technique consider it more difficult than open colectomy. It is possible to perform a completely laparoscopic right hemicolectomy in advanced laparoscopic centers with many benefits: less postoperative pain, short-term postoperative ileus, earlier return to daily activity. This chapter describes surgical anatomy, indications and techniques of laparoscopic right colon resection for cancer.

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  • 2009-05-03