Conversion from laparoscopic to open colonic cancer resection - associated factors and their influence on long-term oncological outcome.

@article{Ptok2009ConversionFL,
  title={Conversion from laparoscopic to open colonic cancer resection - associated factors and their influence on long-term oncological outcome.},
  author={Henry Ptok and Rainer Kube and Uwe Schmidt and Ferdinand Koeckerling and Ingo Gastinger and Hans Lippert},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 12},
  pages={1273-9}
}
PURPOSE Comparisons of open and laparoscopic colon cancer resection have shown that laparoscopy offers an oncologically safe option. However, there are no data on long-term influence of converted resection, despite conversion rates of up to 30% and the general observation that short-term outcome is significantly worsened. The aim was to compare the long-term results of primary open resection (OR), purely laparoscopic resection (LR-p) and converted resection (LR-c). METHODS In a prospective… CONTINUE READING

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