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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 188-191

Short-term surgical outcomes of laparoscopic colorectal cancer resection in Assiut University Hospital

Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

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Hussein I Ahmed
Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut
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DOI: 10.4103/JCMRP.JCMRP_140_18

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Background Laparoscopic surgery has progressively replaced open colorectal surgery in recent decades owing to better short-term outcomes. The current study was designed to detect the short-term surgical outcomes of laparoscopic colorectal cancer resection. Patients and methods A prospective study was conducted including 30 patients diagnosed with surgically treatable colorectal cancer in Department of General Surgery, Assiut University Hospital. Results A total of 30 patients underwent laparoscopic colonic or rectal resections between January 2017 and January 2018. They were followed up for 1 year. There were significantly improved short-term surgical outcomes in the form of less blood loss, earlier return of bowel function, and decreased hospital stay. Histological examination revealed that proximal and distal margins were free of tumor cells in all surgical specimens. Conclusion Laparoscopic colorectal cancer resection provides many clinical benefits in the form of small incision, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, and faster return of intestinal function. In addition, it shows no significant increase of intraoperative and/or postoperative complications, and with similar oncological radicality, morbidity and mortality rates, compared with open surgery.

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