Segmental vs extended colectomy in the management of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Heneghan2015SegmentalVE,
  title={Segmental vs extended colectomy in the management of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={H M Heneghan and Sean T. Martin and Desmond C. Winter},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={382-9}
}
AIM The optimal surgical approach to the management of colorectal cancer in the setting of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is contentious. While some advocate total colectomy, others perform segmental resection followed by regular endoscopic surveillance. This systematic review evaluates the evidence for segmental colectomy (SC) and total (extended) colectomy (TC) in the management of HNPCC. METHOD Two major databases (PubMed and Cochrane) were searched using predefined… CONTINUE READING
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