Converted laparoscopic colectomy: what are the consequences?

@article{Belizon2006ConvertedLC,
  title={Converted laparoscopic colectomy: what are the consequences?},
  author={Avraham Belizon and Carol Sardinha and Malvina Sher},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={
          947-51
        }
}
BACKGROUND The safety and benefits of laparoscopic colon resection are well documented. However, few reports have addressed the safety and comparative outcome of laparoscopic colon operations that necessitated conversion. METHODS All consecutive laparoscopic colon resections performed by a single surgeon from July 1996 to October 2003 were assessed. Data obtained from a prospective computerized database included demographics, diagnosis, reason and time to conversion, length of stay, morbidity… CONTINUE READING

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