Laparoscopic modified double stapling technique with transanal resection for low anterior resection of rectal cancer.

CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that this technique is a feasible, safe and valid adjunct to the double staple technique whenever intraabdominal application of the linear staple is difficult or unsafe. KEY WORDS: Colorectal cancer, Laparoscopic anterior resection, Double, Low colorectal anastomosis, Stapling technique. PMID: 30862771 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research

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ConclusionsVery low energy diets result in a clinically significant reduction in mesorectal fat with a lesser change in total pelvic fat, suggesting that very low energy diets may be useful for preparation for pelvic surgery in the obese. The distance from S1 to the posterior rectum correlates well with mesorectal reduction, making this a valuable clinical tool when volumetric analysis is not possible.  This analysis is limited to the quantification of the effect of the diet and cannot comment on the safety of this approach before pelvic cancer surgery.
Source: Techniques in Coloproctology - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsAll surgical techniques for rectal cancer dissection have a role and may be considered appropriate. Some techniques have advantages over others in certain clinical situations, and the best outcomes may be achieved by considering all options before applying an individualised approach to each clinical situation.
Source: Techniques in Coloproctology - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis report investigates significant predictors of stoma outlet obstruction in laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery for the first time. In laparoscopic procedure, stoma outlet obstruction should be particularly considered in obese patients who have especially thick subcutaneous fat of the abdominal wall.
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Adopting these strategies can facilitate laparoscopic mesorectal excision in the obese patient and may reduce conversion to open.
Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Technical Notes Source Type: research
The benefits of minimally invasive surgery in obese patients are well documented in colorectal surgery. However, comparative outcomes among obese patients is not well characterized. Here, we utilize the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) to compare morbidity and mortality between varying levels of BMI in patients who underwent laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection LAPR for rectal cancer.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Scientific poster presentations Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A robotic approach during the proctectomy and IPAA offers significant advantages to a laparoscopic approach, expanding our armamentarium of minimally invasive surgical techniques to IPAA.
Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Technical Note Source Type: research
Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2017; 30: 333-338 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606110The curative treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer is currently based on chemoradiotherapy and total mesorectal excision (TME). Laparoscopy has developed considerably because of obvious clinical benefits such as reduced pain and shorter hospital stay. Recently, several prospective randomized clinical trials with long-term follow-up have showed that laparoscopy is noninferior to laparotomy with the same oncologic outcomes in terms of survival and local control rate. However, laparoscopic TME remains a challenging procedure requiring a hig...
Source: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe outcomes after RARCS at a single high-volume university center are overall comparable to outcomes reported from laparoscopic surgery. The results are satisfying because they are achieved during implementation of RARCS. Randomized trials are, however, needed and focus should especially be on long-term follow-up in regard to functional outcome.
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Ackerman SJ, Daniel S, Baik R, Liu E, Mehendale S, Tackett S, Hellan M Abstract AIMS: To compare (1) complication and (2) conversion rates to open surgery (OS) from laparoscopic surgery (LS) and robotic-assisted surgery (RA) for rectal cancer patients who underwent rectal resection. (3) To identify patient, physician, and hospital predictors of conversion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A US-based database study was conducted utilizing the 2012-2014 Premier Healthcare Data, including rectal cancer patients ≥18 with rectal resection. ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedural codes were utilized to identify surgical ...
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundPostoperative mortality after resection of colorectal cancer is an important issue. The aim of this study was to assess early postoperative mortality in a well-defined French population.MethodsData on 30- and 90-day postoperative mortality after resection for colorectal cancer were extracted from the digestive cancer registry of Burgundy. Time trends of postoperative mortality between 1989 and 2013 were described for the large population. Case-control studies (death within 30 or 90  days = cases, alive at 90 days = controls) focused on the association between postoperative mortality an...
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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