Optimal ligation level of the primary feeding artery and bowel resection margin in colon cancer surgery: the influence of the site of the primary feeding artery.


PURPOSE In colon cancer surgery, it is recommended that en bloc resection involving extended lymphadenectomy, characterized as a hemicolectomy, be performed by ligating the primary feeding artery at a high position and resecting proximal and distal with 5-cm to 10-cm bowel margins. However, there is little evidence to unequivocally support such extensive… (More)


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