Peritoneal macrophage and blood monocyte functions after open and laparoscopic-assisted cecectomy in rats

@article{Lee2003PeritonealMA,
  title={Peritoneal macrophage and blood monocyte functions after open and laparoscopic-assisted cecectomy in rats},
  author={Sang Woo Lee and Daniel Feingold and Joseph J. Carter and Crystal Hui Zhai and Genevieve Stapleton and Neil R. Gleason and Richard Larry Whelan},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2003},
  volume={17},
  pages={1996-2002}
}
Background: It has been well established that open abdominal surgery results in systemic immunosuppression postoperatively; in contrast, laparoscopic surgery is associated with significantly better preserved systemic immune function. However, when intraperitoneal (local) immune function is considered, laparoscopic procedures done under a CO2 pneumoperitoneum (pneumo) have been shown to result in greater immunosuppression compared to that of open surgery. Few studies have simultaneously assessed… CONTINUE READING
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