Laparoscopic versus open surgery for the treatment of colorectal cancer: a literature review and recommendations from the Comité de l'évolution des pratiques en oncologie.

@article{Morneau2013LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic versus open surgery for the treatment of colorectal cancer: a literature review and recommendations from the Comit{\'e} de l'{\'e}volution des pratiques en oncologie.},
  author={M{\'e}lanie Morneau and Jim Boulanger and Patrick Charlebois and J Latulippe and Rasmy Lougnarath and Claude Thibault and Normand Gervais},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={297-310}
}
BACKGROUND Adoption of the laparoscopic approach for colorectal cancer treatment has been slow owing to initial case study results suggesting high recurrence rates at port sites. The use of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer still raises a number of concerns, particularly with the technique's complexity, learning curve and longer duration. After exploring the scientific literature comparing open and laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of colorectal cancer with respect to oncologic… CONTINUE READING