Toll-like receptors in the inflammatory response during open and laparoscopic colectomy for colorectal cancer

Abstract

Surgical interventions activate a cascade of reactions that result in an aseptic inflammatory reaction. This inflammatory response initiates the organism’s innate immunity. Laparoscopic surgery reduces the trauma, and patients benefit from diminished surgical trauma and maintained immune function. Cytokine levels and C-reactive protein (CRP) are related to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-011-1871-2

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@article{Tsimogiannis2011TolllikeRI, title={Toll-like receptors in the inflammatory response during open and laparoscopic colectomy for colorectal cancer}, author={Konstantinos E. Tsimogiannis and Constantinos C. Tellis and Alexandros D. Tselepis and George Pappas-Gogos and Evangelos C. Tsimoyiannis and Georgios Basdanis}, journal={Surgical Endoscopy}, year={2011}, volume={26}, pages={330-336} }