Laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection revisited: are there any health–related benefits? A comparative study

@article{Wong2006LaparoscopicAR,
  title={Laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection revisited: are there any health–related benefits? A comparative study},
  author={Denis C T Wong and Clift Chi-Chiu Chung and E. S. W. Chan and Alan S. Kwok and Wilson Tsang and Michael Ka Wah Li},
  journal={Techniques in Coloproctology},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={37-42}
}
Laparoscopic colectomy is associated with less overall morbidity and improved survival for patients with colonic cancers. There are unfortunately limited clinical reports on laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection. We therefore designed this study to compare laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection with conventional open surgery, with emphasis on health–related issues from the patients’ perspective in order to justify its role in the management of low rectal or anal canal tumours. We carried out… CONTINUE READING

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