Laparoscopic colorectal resection does not reduce incisional hernia rates when compared with open colorectal resection

@article{Ihedioha2007LaparoscopicCR,
  title={Laparoscopic colorectal resection does not reduce incisional hernia rates when compared with open colorectal resection},
  author={Ugo Ihedioha and Graham Mackay and Edward C. W. Leung and Richard G. Molloy and Patrick J. O’Dwyer},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={689-692}
}
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery has been reported to have some advantages compared with open surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of incisional hernias after elective open colorectal resection versus laparoscopic colorectal resection. The study group consisted of 104 patients who underwent elective colorectal resection or reversal of a Hartmann’s procedure between November 2003 and March 2005. Baseline data were prospectively recorded on all patients. All were… CONTINUE READING
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