Benefits of hand-assisted laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy: a comparative study.

@article{Rivadeneira2004BenefitsOH,
  title={Benefits of hand-assisted laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy: a comparative study.},
  author={David E. Rivadeneira and Peter W. Marcello and Patricia L. Roberts and Lawrence C. Rusin and John J. Murray and John A. Coller and David J. Schoetz},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2004},
  volume={47 8},
  pages={1371-6}
}
PURPOSE Hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy is thought to facilitate colonic mobilization while maintaining the benefits of laparoscopic surgery. Although previous studies of hand-assisted colectomy have focused on segmental colonic resection, the use of hand-assisted laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy has not been investigated. This study evaluated the effectiveness of hand-assisted laparoscopic approach compared with a conventional laparoscopic method in patients undergoing restorative… CONTINUE READING