Clinical, pathologic, and economic parameters of laparoscopic colon resection for cancer.

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BACKGROUND The appropriateness of laparoscopic colon resection (LCR) as treatment for malignancy has been questioned. METHODS From 1992 to 1997, 91 patients were entered into a prospective study of LCR for cancer. Clinical, pathologic, and economic parameters of LCR were compared in a cohort of patients matched for age, tumor stage, and type of colectomy… (More)

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