Impact of previous abdominal surgery on the outcome of laparoscopic colectomy: a case-matched control study

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Adhesions are a major risk for visceral injury and can increase the difficulty of both laparoscopic and open colectomy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of previous abdominal surgery on laparoscopic colectomy in terms of early outcome. We performed a case-control study of patients who underwent laparoscopic colectomy for colorectal… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10151-007-0358-6

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