Prior abdominal open surgery does not impair the outcome of laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a case-controlled study in 367 patients
Colorectal Disease, 07/05/2012
Maggiori L et al. – This large case–control study suggests that prior abdominal open surgery (PAOS) does not affect postoperative outcomes. For this reason, a systematic laparoscopic approach in patients with PAOS, even with midline incision, should be considered in colorectal surgery.