Laparoscopic colonic resections versus open surgery: a prospective non-randomized study on 310 unselected cases.

@article{Lezoche2000LaparoscopicCR,
  title={Laparoscopic colonic resections versus open surgery: a prospective non-randomized study on 310 unselected cases.},
  author={Emanuele Lezoche and Francesco Feliciotti and Alessandro Maria Paganini and Mario Guerrieri and Roberto Campagnacci and Angelo De Sanctis},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 33},
  pages={697-708}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, particularly for malignancy, is still debated. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the postoperative outcome as well as the short- and medium-term results of laparoscopic surgery compared with those after open conventional surgery. METHODOLOGY A series of 310 consecutive patients, operated on by the same surgical team, have been included in this study; 150 patients (75% with malignant lesions) underwent laparoscopic surgery… CONTINUE READING
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