Journal article

Robotic complete mesocolic excision and central vascular ligation for right-sided colon cancer: short-term outcomes from a case series

Jose T Larach, Amrish KS Rajkomar, Vignesh Narasimhan, Joseph Kong, Philip J Smart, Alexander G Heriot, Satish K Warrier

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Despite conflicting data regarding oncological outcomes, studies demonstrate that complete mesocolic excision (CME) and central vascular ligation (CVL) for right-sided colon cancer removes significantly more tissue and yields higher lymph node counts when compared to conventional resection. This study aims to report the safety profile of CME and CVL in patients undergoing robotic surgery for right-sided colon cancer during the introduction of this technique across two institutions. METHODS: Patients who underwent an elective robotic right colectomy with CME and CVL for right-sided colon cancer in a public quaternary and a private tertiary healthcare centre between November 2018 a..

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;JTL is a Robotic Colorectal Fellow supported by Device Technologies, Australia. The rest of the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.