Journal article

Laparoscopic Compared With Open Resection for Colorectal Cancer and Long-term Incidence of Adhesional Intestinal Obstruction and Incisional Hernia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Dilshan K Udayasiri, Anita Skandarajah, Ian P Hayes

DISEASES OF THE COLON & RECTUM | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Incisional hernia and adhesional intestinal obstruction are important complications of laparoscopic and open resection for colorectal cancer. This is the largest systematic review of comparative studies on this topic. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate whether laparoscopic surgery decreases the incidence of incisional hernia and adhesional intestinal obstruction compared to open surgery for colorectal cancer. DATA SOURCES: Online databases PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched. Abstracts from the annual meetings of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the European Society of Coloproctology were performed to cover gray literature. STUDY SE..

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