Laparoscopic Complete Mesocolic Excision for Stage II/III Left-Sided Colon Cancers: A Prospective Study and Comparison with D3 Lymph Node Dissection.


BACKGROUND To investigate the similarities and differences of laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision (CME) to a colon resection with a D3 lymphadenectomy for the stage II/III left-sided colon carcinoma. METHODS Patients between July 2011 and August 2014 were randomized into D3 and CME groups. Mesenteric area, log odds of positive lymph nodes (LODDS… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/lap.2016.0120


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