Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

Gastric & Breast Cancer e-journal
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2011.0173


Intracorporeal anastomosis after laparoscopic right colectomy for cancer.

Eugenia Halkia, MD

Affiliation: Eugenia Halkia, Department of Gynaecology, "METAXA" Cancer Memorial Hospital, Botosi 51, TK 18535, Piraeus, Greece.


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Laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and other solid tumors has been rapidly evolved over the last two decades. Its wider clinical use is based on evidence from randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses demonstrating favorable short-term quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes after laparoscopic surgery including earlier recovery, less pain, and a better cosmetic result compared to traditional open surgery for colon cancer, without any negative effect on oncologic outcome. A recent progress of the minimally invasive approach has been the shift from extracorporeal anastomosis to intracorporeal anastomosis after laparoscopic right colectomy. But evidence of its safety and efficacy in cancer patients is still scarce.

(Citation: Gastric & Breast Cancer 2011; 10(3): 154-156)



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