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A comparison of resection margins and lymph node clearance in laparoscopic vs open anterior and abdomino-perineal resections for carcinoma of rectum

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K. B. Galketiya ,

Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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V. Pinto,

Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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R. A. A. Shaminda,

Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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T. M. S. U. B. Thennakoon,

University of Peradeniya, LK
About T. M. S. U. B.
Faculty of Medicine
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E. D. K. N. Ariyarathna

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Introduction: Laparoscopic anterior and abdomino-perineal resections for carcinoma rectum are associated with a lower morbidity than open surgery. It is important to evaluate laparoscopic resections against open surgery for tumour free resection margins and lymph node clearance.

 

Methods: A retrospective analysis of resection margins and number of lymph nodes harvested at anterior and abdomino-perineal resections performed by laparoscopy and open surgery was done.

 

Results: There was no statistically significant difference in the tumour free resection margins while lymph node clearance was significantly higher in the laparoscopy group.

 

Conclusion: Laparoscopic surgery for carcinoma rectum provides a satisfactory oncological outcome with regards to clear resection margins and lymph node harvest.
How to Cite: Galketiya, K.B. et al., (2017). A comparison of resection margins and lymph node clearance in laparoscopic vs open anterior and abdomino-perineal resections for carcinoma of rectum. Galle Medical Journal. 22(1), pp.12–14. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v22i1.7960
Published on 28 Mar 2017.
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