Incidental appendectomy--standard or unnecessary additional trauma in surgery for colorectal cancer? A retrospective analysis of histological findings in 380 specimens.


BACKGROUND Incidental appendectomy is a frequent but non-standard procedure during surgery for colorectal cancer. Incidental appendectomy during colorectal resections is performed at the discretion of the operating surgeon. METHOD This retrospective study used data from 1352 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer between 1993 and… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2012.02933.x