Risk Factors for Conversion of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery to Open Surgery: Does Conversion Worsen Outcome?

@article{Masoomi2015RiskFF,
  title={Risk Factors for Conversion of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery to Open Surgery: Does Conversion Worsen Outcome?},
  author={Hossein Masoomi and Zhobin Moghadamyeghaneh and Steven D. Mills and Joseph C. Carmichael and Alessio Pigazzi and Michael J Stamos},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={39},
  pages={1240-1247}
}
The utilization of laparoscopy in colorectal surgery is increasing. However, conversion to open surgery remains relatively high. We evaluated (1) conversion rates in laparoscopic colorectal surgery; (2) the outcomes of converted cases compared with successful laparoscopic and open colorectal operations; (3) predictive risk factors of conversion of laparoscopic colorectal surgery to open surgery. Using the National Inpatient Sample database, we examined the clinical data of patients who… CONTINUE READING
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