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BACKGROUND Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is a recent development of minimally invasive surgery for colorectal disease. The literature comparing it against conventional laparoscopic colectomy remains limited. METHODS A retrospective case-cohort study compared the benefits and outcomes of SILS right hemicolectomy (SRH) with those of(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to evaluate the role of colonic stenting as a bridge to surgery in acutely obstructed left-sided colon cancer. METHODS Patients with acute left-sided malignant colonic obstruction with no evidence of peritonitis were recruited. After informed consent, patients were randomized to colonic stenting followed by elective surgery or(More)
BACKGROUND The laparoscopic approach is increasingly becoming the gold standard for colorectal resections. While laparoscopic surgery of the left colon and rectum has been evaluated in many studies, laparoscopic resection of the right colon has not been as widely examined. The aim of this study was to examine the short-term outcomes after laparoscopic right(More)
BACKGROUND The ideal incision for laparoscopic specimen extraction is not known. There has been no randomised study thus far evaluating extraction site in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. The aim of our study was to compare post-operative outcomes, pain scores and quality of life scores of vertical periumbilical (VW) versus transverse left iliac fossa (TW)(More)
OBJECTIVE The overall aim was to develop and validate a risk prediction score for laparoscopic colorectal surgery training cases. BACKGROUND Published risk prediction scores are not transferable between hospitals because they are derived from a single institution's data and are not designed for use in training situations. METHODS Cases from the(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of mismatch repair deficiency in colorectal cancer (CRC) in young people remains unknown in Asians. The present study assessed the clinicopathological features and efficacy of immunohistochemistry screening for Lynch syndrome in young Asian CRC patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a retrospective review conducted in Singapore(More)
INTRODUCTION Intestinal adhesion following abdominal surgery is a significant sequela to abdominal surgery. Intergel is a hyaluronate-based gel that reduces the incidence of postoperative adhesions when added to the peritoneal cavity before closure in gynecologic surgery. This is a randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of Intergel(More)
INTRODUCTION A temporary loop ileostomy is often created to minimize the impact of peritoneal sepsis from an anastomotic dehiscence after a coloanal or low colorectal anastomosis. Such a stoma is usually closed after 6 to 12 weeks when the intestinal edema is reduced and the peristomal adhesions are less dense. This period is three to four times longer than(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is an autosomal disease with a 68-82% lifetime risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). This study examined the phenotypic characteristics of CRC in Amsterdam criteria-positive Asian patients from the Singapore Polyposis Registry. METHODS Hereditary non-polyposis CRC patients, defined by the Amsterdam(More)
INTRODUCTION Constipation is a common affliction affecting the general population, with dyssynergic defaecation accounting for a large proportion of tertiary referrals. We sought to review the results of our patients with dyssynergic defaecation treated with biofeedback therapy in order to determine its efficacy. METHODS All patients who were referred to(More)