Laparoscopic resection of the colon and rectum for cancer.

  title={Laparoscopic resection of the colon and rectum for cancer.},
  author={E. Leslie Bokey and James W. E. Moore and John P. Keating and P J Zelas and Pierre H. Chapuis and Ronald C. Newland},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={84 6},
BACKGROUND Laparoscopically-assisted resection for large bowel cancer is technically feasible. Sixty-six patients who had resection of the colon or rectum for cancer have been audited prospectively. METHODS Clinical and pathological data were collected prospectively as part of the ongoing Concord Hospital colorectal cancer project. Patients were followed up for a median of 29 months. RESULTS In 57 of 66 patients in whom laparoscopic resection was attempted the operation was completed… CONTINUE READING


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