Is laparoscopic colectomy applicable to patients with body mass index >30? A case-matched comparative study with open colectomy.

@article{Delaney2005IsLC,
  title={Is laparoscopic colectomy applicable to patients with body mass index >30? A case-matched comparative study with open colectomy.},
  author={Conor Delaney and Naveen Pokala and Anthony J. Senagore and Sergio G Casillas and Ravi P Kiran and Karen M Brady and Victor Warren Fazio},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={975-81}
}
PURPOSE The benefits of early postoperative recovery, reduced postoperative pain, pulmonary dysfunction, and hospitalization after laparoscopic colectomy may improve outcome over open colectomy in obese patients. This case-matched study compares outcomes after open and laparoscopic colectomy. METHODS A total of 94 laparoscopic colectomy patients with a body mass index >30 (Jan 1999-June 2003) were identified from a prospective database and matched to open colectomy cases for age, gender, body… CONTINUE READING
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