Laparoscopic and open colorectal resections for colorectal cancer.

@article{Vendramini2012LaparoscopicAO,
  title={Laparoscopic and open colorectal resections for colorectal cancer.},
  author={D{\^a}mia Leal Vendramini and Maur{\'i}cio Mendes de Albuquerque and Eduardo Miguel Schmidt and Eden Edimur Rossi-Junior and Wilmar de Athayde Gerent and Viriato Jo{\~a}o Leal da Cunha},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de cirurgia digestiva : ABCD = Brazilian archives of digestive surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          81-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment for colorectal cancer with curative intent. AIM To evaluate the postoperative results of laparoscopic and laparotomic colorectal resections for colorectal cancer. METHODS A retrospective study of a series of 189 patients. The descriptive variables were age and gender, and for outcome were type of resection, number of lymph nodes resected, free margins, the need for colostomy, complications, operative time and hospital stay. They… CONTINUE READING
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