Gastrointestinal recovery following laparoscopic vs open colon surgery

@article{Hotokezaka1996GastrointestinalRF,
  title={Gastrointestinal recovery following laparoscopic vs open colon surgery},
  author={Masayuki Hotokezaka and James Dix and E. P. Mentis and John S Minasi and Bruce David Schirmer},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={1996},
  volume={10},
  pages={485-489}
}
Background: We prospectively studied the recovery of gastrointestinal motility in patients undergoing laparoscopic (LAP, n=7) or open (OPEN, n=7) colon resections. Methods: At operation, bipolar recording electrodes were placed on the proximal and distal antrum, the proximal site of the colonic anastomosis, and the rectosigmoid for postoperative myoelectric recordings. Results: Shorter postoperative hospitalization and earlier resumption of a regular diet of the LAP group just barely failed to… CONTINUE READING

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