The usefulness of preoperative colonoscopic tattooing using a saline test injection method with prepackaged sterile India ink for localization in laparoscopic colorectal surgery

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Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal neoplasm requires precise tumor localization. The authors have assessed the safety and efficacy of colonoscopic tattooing using a saline test injection method with prepackaged sterile India ink for tumor localization in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Between July 2004 and January 2007, 63 patients underwent colonoscopic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-007-9495-2

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