Laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer

P A Paraskeva, O Aziz, A Darzi

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Acceptance of laparoscopy for the management of oncological disease has been slow due to the increased complexity of the technique, requirement of technological advances, and fears for the oncological safety of the approach. Laparoscopic oncological surgery has a role in the management of oncological patients at all stages of disease. Good evidence exists for the laparoscopic approach being a viable option for colon cancer patients. Current large multicenter trials will report the true outcomes of laparoscopic colon cancer surgery and how it compares with open surgery. This article examines some of the parameters by which laparoscopic colectomy will be judged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-60, viii
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005


  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Colectomy/methods
  • Colonic Neoplasms/surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Motility
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Length of Stay/statistics & numerical data
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Quality of Life


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