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Left colectomy with intracoporeal anastomosis: technical aspects

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Title
Left colectomy with intracoporeal anastomosis: technical aspects
Published in
Einstein (São Paulo), September 2014
DOI 10.1590/s1679-45082014md3030
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Sérgio Eduardo Alonso Araujo, Victor Edmond Seid, Sidney Klajner, Alexandre Bruno Bertoncini

Abstract

Oncologic laparoscopic colectomy represents a fully validated surgical approach to the management of colorectal cancer. However, laparoscopic surgery for distal transverse and descending colon lesions remains a challenging procedure. A total laparoscopic approach to the left colectomy is an interesting option for critically ill patients although reports in the literature on this subject are scarce and its approach still not standardized because of its selective nature for indication. There are several advantages associated with conduction of totally laparoscopic approach to the left colon. Intracorporeal vessel sealing ensures an adequate lymph node dissection. Moreover, it enables the construction of a well-vascularized anastomosis. Ultimately, the occurrence of late wound complications are possibly reduced for the placement of a low abdominal incision exclusively used for specimen extraction. This paper aimed at describing our technique for a totally laparoscopic left colectomy for distal transverse and descending colon lesions.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 11 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 36%
Researcher 3 27%
Student > Postgraduate 1 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 9%
Unknown 2 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 55%
Arts and Humanities 1 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 9%
Engineering 1 9%
Unknown 2 18%