Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Resection of Malignant Colorectal Disease

Matthew Koopman, Charles P. Heise

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Abstract

Minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer is a burgeoning field of general surgery. Randomized controlled trials have assessed short-term patient-oriented and long-term oncologic outcomes for laparoscopic resection. These trials have demonstrated that the laparoscopic approach is equivalent to open surgery with a shorter hospital stay. Laparoscopic resection also may result in improved short-term patient-oriented outcomes and equivalent oncologic resections versus the open approach. Transanal excision of select rectal cancer using endoscopic microsurgery is promising and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery is an emerging modality. The efficacy of minimally invasive treatment for rectal cancer compared with conventional approaches will be clarified further in randomized controlled trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1072
Number of pages26
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume88
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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