Laparoscopic total colectomy: Does the indication influence the outcome?

@article{Cotte2011LaparoscopicTC,
  title={Laparoscopic total colectomy: Does the indication influence the outcome?},
  author={Eddy G. Cotte and Faradizyana Mohamed and St{\'e}phane Nancey and Yves François and Olivier J. Glehen and Bernard Flouri{\'e} and J. C. Saurin and Gilles Poncet},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={3 11},
  pages={
          177-82
        }
}
AIM To assess and compare outcomes of laparoscopic total colectomy performed for a variety of indications. METHODS Sixty six patients underwent laparoscopic total colectomy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (13) and other diseases (53). Data on demographics, pre- and post-operative outcomes were collected prospectively. RESULTS Mean operative time was 4.5 h. Conversion rate was 13.6%. Total colectomy performed for IBD was associated with a significantly higher anastomotic leak rate (23.1… CONTINUE READING
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