Hand-assisted laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy: helping hand or hindrance?

  title={Hand-assisted laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy: helping hand or hindrance?},
  author={Y. Chang and Peter W. Marcello and Lawrence C. Rusin and Patricia L. Roberts and David J. Schoetz},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
Hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy has been introduced as an alternative to the standard laparoscopic technique, but it has not yet been established whether it offers the same benefits. Therefore, we compared the outcome of patients undergoing hand-assisted laparoscopic sigmoid resection (HALSR) to that of those undergoing laparoscopic sigmoid resection (LSR). The study population comprised a sequential series of consecutive patients undergoing elective laparoscopic sigmoid/left colectomy… CONTINUE READING


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