Does conversion affect short-term and oncologic outcomes after laparoscopy for colorectal cancer?

@article{Allaix2013DoesCA,
  title={Does conversion affect short-term and oncologic outcomes after laparoscopy for colorectal cancer?},
  author={Marco Ettore Allaix and Maurizio Degiuli and Alberto Arezzo and Simone Arolfo and Mario Morino},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={4596-4607}
}
Conversion of laparoscopic colorectal resection (LCR) for cancer has been associated with adverse short-term and oncologic outcomes. However, most studies have had small sample sizes and short follow-up periods. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of conversion to open surgery on early postoperative outcomes and survival among patients undergoing LCR for nonmetastatic colorectal cancer. A prospective database of consecutive LCRs for nonmetastatic colorectal cancer was reviewed. Patients who… CONTINUE READING

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