[current Status of and Outlook for the Latest Minimally Invasive Surgery for Colorectal Diseases].

@article{Watanabe2015currentSO,
  title={[current Status of and Outlook for the Latest Minimally Invasive Surgery for Colorectal Diseases].},
  author={Masahiko Watanabe},
  journal={Nihon Geka Gakkai zasshi},
  year={2015},
  volume={116 5},
  pages={297-301}
}
Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing laparoscopic surgery (LS) with open surgery (OS) in patients with colon cancer showed no statistical differences in, safety, and long-term outcomes. LS for colon cancer has become a standard procedure. LS for rectal cancer has also shown advantages, although RCTs showed no significant differences between groups in the long-term outcome. The magnification of laparoscopy enables surgeons to operate precisely in the narrow pelvis while sparing the… CONTINUE READING