Oncologic outcomes after resection of rectal cancer: Laparoscopic versus open approach. Academic Article uri icon

start page

  • 599

end page

  • 603

abstract

  • This study examined outcomes of laparoscopic and open rectal cancer surgery in a community hospital setting.A community health care system cancer registry was reviewed retrospectively (2004-2007) for rectal cancer patients undergoing surgical treatment. Primary end points were rates of recurrence and survival.Both open and laparoscopic resection groups had similar demographic, treatment, and tumor characteristics. Most patients in the open resection and laparoscopic resection populations experienced no recurrence (79% vs 83%, respectively; P = .5). Overall, the groups had similar mean (88% vs 96%, respectively; P = .4) and disease-free (21 and 23 months, respectively; P = .5) survival.In a community hospital setting, laparoscopic resection of rectal cancer was found to be as safe and effective as open resection in selected patients.Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

date/time value

  • May 2010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2010.01.006

PubMed Identifier

  • 20466102

volume

  • 199

number

  • 5

keywords

  • Aged
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Cohort Studies
  • Colectomy
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures
  • Disease-Free Survival
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hospitals, Community
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Probability
  • Proctoscopy
  • Rectal Neoplasms
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Assessment
  • Survival Analysis
  • Treatment Outcome