Single-incision Laparoscopic Right Colectomy: An Efficient Technique
Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, 04/11/2012
Ceppa EP et al. – Single–incision laparoscopic right colectomy is an evolving technique and likely to supplant conventional laparoscopic colectomy because of its equivalent and reproducible outcomes and the ease of the procedure. Authors depict the preferred method and review the current literature of single–incision right colectomy.Methods
- Photographs were acquired from cases to depict a step–by–step approach.
- They collected operative, pathologic, and postoperative outcomes from 8 patients who underwent a single–incision laparoscopic right colectomy.
- There were no intraoperative complications nor deaths and 3 complications postoperatively.
- The average return of bowel function and length of stay was 3 and 5 days, respectively.
- Pathologic assessment revealed negative margins and an average of 17 lymph nodes harvested from the specimens.