Open versus laparoscopic right hemicolectomy in the elderly population.

  title={Open versus laparoscopic right hemicolectomy in the elderly population.},
  author={Aaron J. Quyn and Osama Moussa and Fergus Millar and D Michelle Smith and Robert J. C. Steele},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal surgery},
  volume={5 6},
AIM To compare short term outcomes of elective laparoscopic and open right hemicolectomy (RH) in an elderly population. METHODS All patients over the age of 70 undergoing elective RH at Ninewells Hospital and Perth Royal Infirmary between January 2006 and May 2011 were included in our analysis. Operative details, hospital length of stay, morbidity and mortality was collected by way of proforma from a dedicated prospective database. An extracorporeal anastomosis was performed routinely in the… CONTINUE READING