Factors affecting the number of lymph nodes retrieved after colo-rectal cancer surgery: A prospective single-centre study
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Valeria Tonini, Arianna Birindelli, Stefania Bianchini, Maurizio Cervellera, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, James Wheeler, Salomone Di SaverioAbstractBackgroundThe number of harvested lymph nodes (LNs) in colorectal cancer surgery relates to oncologic radicality and accuracy of staging. In addition, it affects the choice of adjuvant therapy, as well as prognosis. The American Joint Committee on Cancer defines at least 12 LNs harvested as adequate in colorectal cancer resections. Despite the importance of the topic, even in high-volume colorectal centres the rate of adequacy never reaches 100%. The aim of this study was to identify factors that affect the number of harvested LNs in oncologic colorectal surgery.Materials and methodsWe prospectively collected all consecutive patients who underwent colorectal cancer resection from January 1st 2013 to December 31st 2017 at Emergency Surgery Unit St Orsola University Hospital of Bologna.ResultsSix hundred and forty-three consecutive patients (382 elective, 261 emergency) met the study inclusion criteria. Emergency surgery and laparoscopic approach did not have a significant influence on the number of harvested LNs. The adequacy of lymphadenectomy was negatively affected by age>80 (OR 3.47, p
CONCLUSIONS: The data analysed shows a reduction of pulmonary and renal cardiac adverse events after laparoscopic oncological surgery, it has not come to a conclusion for rectal cancer. There is also an increase in adverse events related to the duration of the operating session, the male sex and the age ≥ 70 years, thus enhancing the hypothesis that elderly patients are actually the population who can ultimately benefit more of minimally invasive surgical techniques. KEY WORDS: Adverse eventColectomy, Colorectal cancer, Laparoscopy, Open surgery. PMID: 31354146 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionIn centers with adequate expertise, open and laparoscopic procedures result in equivalent oncologic long-term outcomes. Advantages for the open resected group concerning short-term results and complications were detected, due to remarkably low rates of anastomotic leakage.
AbstractTo compare short-term postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing robotic total mesorectal excision (TME) after the use of robotic and laparoscopic staplers. Over a 5-year period, 196 patients were divided into 2 groups according to the use of laparoscopic (LS) or robotic stapler (RS). Patient demographics and postoperative complications were compared. A total of 145 (74%) robotic TME were performed using the LS and 51 (26%) the RS. No conversions to laparoscopy or laparotomy were observed, in either group. Transection of the rectum using one or two firings was achieved in a higher proportion of RS cases (91%) co...
ConclusionsThe ‘pelvis-first’ approach to proctectomy is advantageous for patients with a highly redundant sigmoid colon. Transabdominal division of the levator ani during APR ensures excellent circumferential margin. Although Lynch syndrome-associated rectal cancer can show excellent response to NCRT,3 patients undergoing watchful delay of surgery require close monitoring and prompt triggering of salvage proctectomy when tumor regrowth is observed.4,5
BACKGROUND: There is still controversy about the relationship between preoperative anemia and outcomes after rectal cancer surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the association between preoperative anemia and postoperative complications and the survival of patients undergoing surgery for rectal cancer in the era of laparoscopic surgery and modern perioperative care. DESIGN: This was a cohort study. SETTINGS: Data were gathered from 71 hospitals in The Netherlands. PATIENTS: Patients who underwent resection for rectal cancer in 2011, for whom preoperative hemoglobin level was registered, wer...
Conclusions: Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision using the intersphincteric approach through the sacrococcygeal incision is feasible for treating patients with a contracted pelvis and super-low rectal carcinoma. PMID: 31118985 [PubMed]
AbstractBackgroundC-reactive protein (CRP) has been suggested as a satisfactory early marker of postoperative complications after colorectal surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of a CRP monitoring-driven discharge strategy, after stoma reversal following laparoscopic sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer.MethodsEighty-eight patients who had stoma reversal between June 2016 and April 2018 had CRP serum level monitoring on postoperative day (POD) 3 and, if necessary, on POD5. Patients were discharged on POD4 if the CRP level was
We report a case of large skin ulceration around a colostomy and delayed healing caused by ramucirumab. A 58-year-old patient diagnosed with rectal cancer with liver and lung metastases. He was administered folinic acid, fluorouracil (5-FU), and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) and bevacizumab as first-line treatment. A laparoscopic colostomy was performed for suspected worsening of the bowel obstruction. He was then administered folinic acid, 5 fluorouracil, and irinotecan (FOLFIRI) and ramucirumab as second-line treatment after surgery. However, dehiscence and a small skin ulceration caused by ramucirumab developed around the colost...
CONCLUSION: ICG-FS may be useful for evaluating the blood flow of the remnant colon to avoid AL in laparoscopic anterior resection. J. Med. Invest. 66 : 65-69, February, 2019. PMID: 31064957 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionsOur results underline that the robotic approach to rectal resection is the better way to obtain a complete TME. However, it is mandatory that randomized clinical trials should be performed to assess definitively if robotic minimally invasive surgery is better than a laparoscopic resection.