Association between perioperative beta blocker use and cancer survival following surgical resection
ConclusionsIn this large population-based study, no association between perioperative beta-blocker exposure and improved cancer-specific survival for breast, lung, or colorectal cancer was demonstrated. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Nipple-areolar complex ischemia and necrosis in nipple-sparing mastectomy
ConclusionWe clarified factors that affect NAC necrosis. Among them, modifiable factors were skin tension and periareolar incision. When periareolar incision is necessary, lower periareolar incision is safer than upper periareolar incision to preserve vascularity of NAC. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical evaluation of lymph nodes in esophageal adenocarcinoma: Standardized approach or personalized medicine?
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 8Author(s): Thomas C. Tsai, Jordan Miller, Ciro Andolfi, Brian Whang, P. Marco FisichellaAbstractThe extent of lymphadenectomy for esophageal adenocarcinoma remains controversial. Outstanding issues include the appropriate technical approach such as transthoracic versus transhiatal, or open versus minimally invasive, both of which have implications on overall lymph node harvest numbers and morbidity. Recent data on the relationship of total number of lymph nodes harvested and oncologic survival have been conflicting, due in pa...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Complications and their correlation with prognosis in patients undergoing total gastrectomy with splenectomy for treatment of proximal advanced gastric cancer
ConclusionsPancreatic resection, male sex, and a longer operation time are risk factors for morbidity after TGS, and a precise surgical technique is required for such patients. However, postoperative complications of TGS may have little impact on long-term outcomes. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

An aggressive early gastric cancer: Kodama's PenA type
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 8Author(s): Paolo Morgagni, Leonardo Solaini, Luca Saragoni, Maria Bencivenga, Uberto Fumagalli Romario, Luigina Graziosi, Elisabetta Marino, Daniele Marrelli, Stefano Rausei, Fausto Rosa, Emanuela Scarpi, Anna Tomezzoli, Domenico Tringali, Carla Vindigni, Giovanni Vittimberga, Franco Roviello, GIRCGAbstractBackgroundTo investigate the role of Kodama PenA subtype in influencing survival in patients with early gastric cancer (EGC).MethodsAll patients surgically treated for EGC at 7 Italian centers (Forlì, Varese, Siena, Veron...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Reply to: Dissecting the therapeutic implications of the complex SMAD4 regulatory network in metastatic colorectal cancer
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 8Author(s): Jordan M. Cloyd, Takashi Mizuno, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Predicting prognosis in resected esophageal squamous cell carcinoma using a clinical nomogram and recursive partitioning analysis
ConclusionThe RPA based on a clinical nomogram appears to be suitable for risk stratification in OS for resected ESCC. This practical system may help clinicians in decision making and design of clinical studies. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Which staging system better predicts 10-year survival for gastric cancer? A study using an international multicenter database
ConclusionThe 8th edition AJCC TNM classification predicts the 10-year survival of gastric cancer patients more accurately than the 7th edition. However, by merging stages IB and IIA into 1 category, we propose a revised TNM stage system that provides an optimal prognosis. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Histopathologic patterns as markers of prognosis in patients undergoing hepatectomy for colorectal cancer liver metastases – Pushing growth as an independent risk factor for decreased survival
ConclusionThe prognostic value of histopathological features in patients who underwent CRLM's resection is undeniable. The pushing GP was related with worse prognosis. Further studies are required to clarify the biological mechanisms underlying these findings in order to enhance a more personalized and efficient treatment of these patients. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of an institutional change from routine to highly selective diversion of a low anastomosis after TME for rectal cancer
This study evaluated an institutional shift from routine (RD) to highly selective diversion (HSD) after TME surgery for rectal cancer.Materials and methodsPatients having TME with primary anastomosis and HSD for low or mid rectal cancer between December 2014 and March 2017 were compared with a historical control group with RD in the preceding period since January 2011. HSD was introduced in conjunction with uptake of transanal TME.ResultsIn the RD group, 45/50 patients (90%) had a primary diverting stoma, and 3/40 patients (8%) in the HSD group. Anastomotic leakage occurred in 10 (20%) and three (8%) cases after a median f...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Beyond total mesorectal excision in locally advanced rectal cancer with organ or pelvic side-wall involvement
ConclusionIn organ-threatening or infiltrating LARC, bTME surgery can be performed with low mortality and acceptable morbidity to obtain a good long-term outcome. Patients with pelvic side-wall infiltration were identified as a subgroup with increased risk of R1 resection and inferior long-term outcome. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Number of lymph nodes assessed has no prognostic impact in node-negative rectal cancers after neoadjuvant therapy. Results of the “Italian Society of Surgical Oncology (S.I.C.O.) Colorectal Cancer Network” (SICO-CCN) multicentre collaborative study
ConclusionComplete absence of nodes assessed was associated with worse prognosis compared to node-negative and node-positive patients. In node-negative patients number of nodes was not associated to OS and CIDD. Based on data from this large population of irradiated RC, number of nodes assessed has no prognostic impact in node-negative patients. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Clinical lymph node staging in colorectal cancer; a flip of the coin?
ConclusionAccuracy of clinical lymph node staging in colorectal cancer patients is about as accurate as flipping a coin. This may lead to overtreatment of rectal cancer patients. Acceptable specificity and NPV limit the risk of undertreatment. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Endoscopic criteria to evaluate tumor response of rectal cancer to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy using magnifying chromoendoscopy
ConclusionThe newly proposed endoscopic criteria using magnifying chromoendoscopy achieved excellent diagnostic accuracy to determine good responders to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in rectal cancer, with fair interobserver agreement. The criteria could be clinically useful to select patients for non-surgical management. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Bowel dysfunction after sigmoid resection underestimated: Multicentre study on quality of life after surgery for carcinoma of the rectum and sigmoid
ConclusionsFor the first time, we found that functional abdominal complaints after sigmoid surgery are a major problem, with a negative effect on QoL, even 5 years after treatment. Patients need to be adequately informed about these long-term complaints. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Prognostic significance of circumferential resection margin involvement in patients receiving potentially curative treatment for oesophageal cancer
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 8Author(s): Lauren M. Quinn, Alexander C. Hollis, James Hodson, Mona A. Elshafie, Mike T. Hallissey, John L. Whiting, Ewen A. GriffithsAbstractIntroductionThe utility of Circumferential Resection Margin (CRM) status in predicting prognosis in oesophageal cancer is controversial, with different definitions used by the College of American Pathologists and the Royal College of Pathologists. We aimed to determine prognostic significance of CRM involvement and evaluate which system is the best predictor of prognosis.MethodsA cohort...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Dr. Ponnandai interviews Dr. Harold Wanebo
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 8Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Management of locally recurrent rectal cancer
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 8Author(s): Khalid Hureibi (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Dissecting the therapeutic implications of the complex SMAD4 regulatory network in metastatic colorectal cancer
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 8Author(s): Ion Cristóbal, Blanca Torrejón, Andrea Santos, Melani Luque, Marta Sanz-Alvarez, Federico Rojo, Jesús García-Foncillas (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Announcements
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 8Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Surgery for metastases for esophageal-gastric cancer in the real world: Data from the AGAMENON national registry
ConclusionThe AGAMENON registry suggests that subjects with limited metastatic disease, selected on a clinical basis, can benefit from early surgeries. Prospective trials are needed to confirm these data. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Rare Cancers: A Network For Better Care
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Sergio Sandrucci, Gemma Gatta (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Adequate use of radioactive seed localization. Where are we?
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Darko Zdravkovic, Nebojsa Ivanovic, Natasa Colakovic, Marija Zdravkovic (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of centralization of services on outcomes in a rare tumour: retroperitoneal sarcomas
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): R. Kalaiselvan, A.K. Malik, R. Rao, K. Wong, N. Ali, M. Griffin, C.R. Chandrasekar, S.F. Fenwick, G.J. Poston, H. MailkAbstractBackground and aimThe retroperitoneal tumor (RPT) service in the North West costal region of England was centralized in May, 2011 by the merger of the Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire, Cumbria sarcoma networks. Our aim was to analyze the impact of centralization of services on patient outcomes.MethodsAn analysis from 01/12/2004 to 30/11/2017 was undertaken from prospectively maintained database...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Current Practice of Latin American Centers in the Treatment of Peritoneal Diseases with Cytoreductive Surgery with HIPEC
ConclusionsThis survey is the first LA effort to publish current practice indications and treatment protocols of PD. Achieving consensus of best therapeutic options is essential to provide the best possible outcomes for patients with PD who could benefit from CRS with HIPEC therefore aiming at standardization of the procedure. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Causes of delayed discharge following mastectomy for breast cancer
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Tajudeen Wahab, Hanna Uwakwe, Rilwan Aransi, Maher Jumah (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

B3 lesions of the breast; is watchful waiting an option?
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Bashar Zeidan, Lorenzo Bernaudo, Lucy Mansfield, Sophie Helme, Constantinos Yiangou, Avi Agrawal (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Decreasing re-excision rate in breast conservation – how low can you go? A single centre experience
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Urszula Donigiewicz, Polly King (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Revision surgery following extended latissimus dorsi flap and implant based breast reconstruction– a District General Hospital experience
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Manas Dube, Hammad Sheikh, Sarah Rastall (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Breast conserving surgery–Can we be even more conservative?
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Ashleigh Bell, Alice Townend (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Digital breast tomosynthesis M3 category: Reason for recall, management and follow-up
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Rucha Shukla, Anita Maria Huws, Asma Munir, Helen Williams, Vummiti Muralikrishnan, Yousef Sharaiha, Saira Khawaja, Ali Moalla, Simon Holt (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Management and surveillance of women diagnosed with breast cancer with a family history of breast cancer: Are we NICE compliant?
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Stacey Jones, Philip Turton, Qutayba Almerie, J. Aldoori, Raj Achuthan (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Sentinel lymph node biopsy for Ductal Carcinoma in situ in breast conserving surgery
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Ciaran Clarke, Angela Volleamere (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Experiences of women and partners of women at increased familial breast cancer risk: A qualitative study of the impact upon partnerships
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Emma MacInnes, Sally Erskine, Karen Collins, Jane Hughes, Jane Wilkinson, Jackie Cook, Stephen Walters, Lynda Wyld (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Circulating resistin in early-onset breast cancer patients with normal body mass index correlate with disease-free survival and lymph node involvement
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Bashar Zeidan, Antigoni Manousopoulou, Diana Garay-Baquero, Cory White, Samantha Larkin, Theodoros Roumeliotis, Evangelia Papachristou, Ellen Copson, Ramsey Cutress, Kathleen Potter, Stephen Beers, Diana Eccles, Paul Townsend, Spiros Garbis (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A novel simulator for training junior doctors in breast surgery –a model for the future?
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Anthony Thaventhiran, Melissa Crooks, Elizabeth Shah (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Isotope-only localisation of sentinel lymph node biopsy–medium-term oncological outcome
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Aikaterini Micha, Asad Parvaiz Muhammad, Fiona MacNeill, Jennifer Rusby (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Views and experiences of MRI breast screening in women at increased familial breast cancer risk
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Emma MacInnes, Sally Erksine, Karen Collins, Jane Hughes, Jane Wilkinson, Jackie Cook, Stephen Walters, Lynda Wyld (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

BRCA 1/2 mutation carriers' audit. Surveillance and preventive intervention amongst affected and unaffected groups during 2004–2016 period
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Teresa Fernandez, Oliver Young, Matthew Barber, Maria Jose De la Torre, Monika Brzezniska (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Initial experience of ARTIA™ in implant based reconstruction–a successful introduction into practice of this novel ADM
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Charlotte Kallaway, Nina Gill, Simon Hawkins, Anushka Chaudhry (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Staging investigations in neoadjuvant systemic therapy
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Sadaf Jafferbhoy, Ammara Hasan, Yanyu Tan, Mihir Chandarana, Sekhar Marla, Robert Kirby, Sankaran Narayanan, Soni Soumian (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) training in a post-Z0011 Era–A national survey of UK breast surgery trainees
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Keerthini Muthuswamy, Rebecca Fisher, Fotis Petrou, Stella Mavroveli, Daniel Leff (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Patient satisfaction and re-audit of the vacuum excision (VACE) pathway for the management of breast lesions of uncertain malignant potential (B3)
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Z. Shakoor, S.S.K. Tang, C. Case, M. Sinclair, E. Muscat, C. Bailey, A. Sharma, N. Betembeau, M. Reddy, L. Khoo, L. Wilkinson, D. Banerjee, R. Chauhan, Anuma Shrestha (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Management of B3 lesions: Is yearly mammography for five years necessary?
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 6Author(s): Louise Merker, Samantha Williams, Reena Shah, Maria Verroiotou, Zenon Rayter (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Correlation of IDH1 and B7H3 expression with prognosis of CRC patients
ConclusionsAlthough IDH1 and B7H3 cannot be used as independent prognostic factors, co-expression of IDH1 and B7H3 significantly correlated with the prognosis of CRC patients and may serve as a combined predictive marker. Thus, the correlation between IDH1 and B7H3 has been proven in vivo and in vitro. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Predictors, utilization patterns, and overall survival of patients undergoing metastasectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma in the era of targeted therapy
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Maxine Sun, Christian P. Meyer, Jose A. Karam, Guillermo de Velasco, Steven L. Chang, Sumanta K. Pal, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Toni K. ChoueiriAbstractIntroductionMetastasectomy (MSX) is considered a treatment option in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) at diagnosis, but its role in the targeted therapy era is unclear. We sought to describe the utilization trends of MSX and survival outcomes in a large US cohort.Materials and methodsUsing the National Cancer Database, we identified patients undergoing MSX for mR...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Relationship between complications and long-term prognosis after total gastrectomy with splenectomy for proximal advanced gastric cancer
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Bing Quan, Wen-Tao Yan, Jiong-Jie Yu, Feng Shen, Tian Yang (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Obesity as a determinant of perioperative and postoperative outcome in patients following colorectal cancer surgery: A population-based study (2009–2016)
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Youri Q.M. Poelemeijer, Niki Lijftogt, Robin Detering, Marta Fiocco, Rob A.E.M. Tollenaar, Michel W.J.M. WoutersAbstractBackgroundObesity is an increasing problem worldwide that can influence perioperative and postoperative outcomes. However, the relationship between obesity and treatment-related perioperative and short-term postoperative morbidity after colorectal resections is still subject to debate.StudyPatients were selected from the DCRA, a population-based audit including 83 hospitals performing colorectal cancer (C...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes of open versus laparoscopic surgery in patients with colon cancer
ConclusionsThough in most outcomes both surgical approaches provide similar results up to 2 years after intervention, still the rates of some complications and readmission, mainly up to 30 days, are higher in open surgery.ClinicalTrials.gov IdentifierNCT02488161. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of low skeletal muscle mass and density on short and long-term outcome after resection of stage I-III colorectal cancer
ConclusionsLow skeletal muscle mass and density are associated with short-term, but not long-term, outcome in patients undergoing CRC surgery. These findings recommend putting more emphasis on preoperative management of patients at risk for surgical complications, but do not support benefit for long-term outcome. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research