Journal article

Robotic complete mesocolic excision versus conventional robotic right colectomy for right-sided colon cancer: a comparative study of perioperative outcomes

Jose Tomas Larach, Julie Flynn, Timothy Wright, Amrish KS Rajkomar, Jacob J McCormick, Joseph Kong, Philip J Smart, Alexander G Heriot, Satish K Warrier

SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

AIM: This study aims to compare the short-term outcomes of robotic complete mesocolic excision (RCME) versus conventional robotic right colectomy (RRC) for right-sided colon cancer. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent robotic surgery for right-sided colon cancer in a public quaternary and a private tertiary healthcare centre between November 2018 and June 2020 were included. Clinical, perioperative and histopathological variables were collected and analysed. RESULTS: Fifty-one patients were included; 25 (49%) of them had an RCME. The groups were evenly distributed in terms of demographic characteristics and tumour location. Operative time was similar between both groups, and no patie..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Jose T. Larach is a Robotic Colorectal Fellow financially supported by Device Technologies, Australia. Julie Flynn, Timothy Wright, Amrish K. S. Rajkomar, Jacob J. McCormick, Joseph Kong, Philip J. Smart, Alexander G. Heriot and Satish K. Warrier have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose