Journal article

Oncological reasons for performing a complete mesocolic excision: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Joseph C Kong, Swetha Prabhakaran, Kay T Choy, Jose T Larach, Alexander Heriot, Satish K Warrier

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: While complete mesocolic excision (CME) has been shown to have an oncological benefit as compared to conventional colonic surgery for colon surgery, this benefit must be weighed up against the risk of major intra-abdominal complications. This paper aimed to assess the comparative oncological benefits of CME. METHODS: Following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines, a systematic review of the literature until May 2020 was performed. Comparative studies assessing CME versus conventional colonic surgery for colon cancer were compared, and outcomes were pooled. RESULTS: A total of 700 publications were identified, of which 19 were found to ..

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