Laparoscopic Resection for Rectal Cancer: A Review and Update on Perioperative and Long-term Oncologic Outcome

Phung, Shehab C. W.
January 2011
World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery;Jan-Apr2011, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
Backgrounds: With the advancement of science and technology in the field of minimal access surgery and refinement of techniques in laparoscopic resection of rectal cancer, it has been widely accepted that the procedure is technically feasible. The safety and oncologic efficacy of laparoscopic colonic cancer resection have been demonstrated. However, the availability of review and data are scarce in evaluating the perioperative safety and long-term oncologic outcome between laparoscopic surgery in the setting of rectal cancer and open approach. Aim: The aim of this review is to provide an update on most recent review regarding perioperative safety and oncologic feasibility of laparoscopic resection for rectal cancer. Methods: A review of up-to-date literature and the more recent retrospective and prospective data on laparoscopic resection for rectal cancer were undertaken for utilizing Pubmed/Google/Springer Link, specifically focussing on the long-term and perioperative outcomes.


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