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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534365/laparoscopic-surgery-as-a-treatment-option-for-elderly-patients-with-colon-cancer
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Xiaogang Zhou, Ling Wang, Wang Shen
PURPOSE: With the increase in life expectancy, the use of laparoscopic surgery in elderly patients with colon cancer is gaining interest. The aim of this study was to identify the impact of laparoscopic surgery on elderly patients with colon cancer in comparison with open surgery. In addition, we evaluated the role of surgery in elderly patients with colon cancer by assessing long-term outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical data of 203 colon cancer patients aged ≥75 years who underwent radical surgery by either laparoscopy or open surgery from January 2009 to January 2015...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534332/-efficacy-comparison-of-robotic-and-laparoscopic-radical-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-middle-low-rectal-cancer
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Hairong Zhang, Weitang Yuan, Quanbo Zhou, Xiaoming Gu, Fuqi Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical efficacy of robotic and laparoscopic radical surgery in the treatment of middle-low rectal cancers. METHODS: From January 2015 to March 2016, intra-operative and postoperative follow-up data of 30 patients with middle-low rectal cancers who underwent robotic radical resection(robot group) and 32 patients with middle-low rectal cancers who underwent laparoscopic radical resection (laparoscopy group)n in our department were retrospectively collected...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515257/minimally-invasive-techniques-for-treating-gynecologic-malignancies
#3
Amanda N Fader
For many women with endometrial and cervical cancers, minimally invasive surgery represents an alternative standard of care to open abdominal procedures, with fewer complications, better postoperative quality of life, and overall lower cost. At the NCCN 22nd Annual Conference, Amanda N. Fader, MD, reviewed several minimally invasive strategies for treating gynecologic cancers, including conventional laparoscopy, robotic-assisted laparoscopy, sentinel lymph node technology, and single-port surgery; highlighted some of the contemporary literature on the role of these procedures; and explored some of the challenges and barriers to their successful performance...
May 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501085/staging-in-esophageal-and-gastric-cancers
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REVIEW
Thomas Hayes, Elizabeth Smyth, Angela Riddell, William Allum
Gastric and esophageal tumors have a poor prognosis; approximately 15% of patients are alive at 10 years following diagnosis. Surgical resection plus adjunctive chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy is curative in approximately 50% of patients with operable disease, but is also associated with significant morbidity. Therefore, accurate preoperative staging is required to spare patients unnecessary toxicity and futile surgery. This review evaluates the sensitivity and specificities of the modalities used to stage patients with gastroesophageal cancer...
June 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476708/laparoscopic-surgery-is-feasible-for-the-treatment-of-rectal-cancer-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
#5
Wencui Ju, Xiaoyong Luo, Baowei Han
This case-control study aimed to clarify the short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer after neoadjuvant chemo radiotherapy compared with conventional open resection. Between January 2008 and December 2014, a series of 227 patients with rectal cancer underwent radical surgery after neoadjuvant chemo radiotherapy. Age, gender, American Society of Anesthesiologists score, clinical stage, and type of resection were matched by propensity scoring and 106 patients (53 patients with laparoscopic total mesorectal excision and 53 patients with open resection) were selected for analysis...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470365/objective-assessment-of-minimally-invasive-total-mesorectal-excision-performance-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
N J Curtis, J Davids, J D Foster, N K Francis
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopy is widely used in colorectal practice, but recent trial results have questioned its use in rectal cancer resections. Patient outcomes are directly linked to the quality of total mesorectal excision (TME) specimen. Objective assessment of intraoperative performance could help ensure competence and delivery of optimal outcomes. Objective tools may also contribute to TME intervention trials, but their nature, structure and utilisation is unknown. AIM: To systemically review the available literature to report on the available tools for the objective assessment of minimally invasive TME operative performance and their use within multicentre laparoscopic TME randomised controlled trials...
April 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469358/the-value-of-staging-laparoscopy-in-gastric-cancer
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REVIEW
Nikolaos Machairas, Petros Charalampoudis, Ernesto P Molmenti, Stylianos Kykalos, Peter Tsaparas, Paraskevas Stamopoulos, Georgios C Sotiropoulos
Treatment options for patients with gastric cancer (GC) are based on tumor staging and resectability. Although only surgery provides improved survival, resection is contraindicated and should be avoided in the presence of intra-abdominal disease stage M1 (liver, peritoneal, or non-local lymph node metastases). Thus, a detailed and precise evaluation is imperative for optimal treatment. Staging laparoscopy (SL) constitutes a major tool in the accurate diagnosis of several types of cancers, including GC. SL presents several critical advantages: it can diagnose intra-abdominal disease; serve as a complement to other imaging studies; allow for biopsies; facilitate intraoperative ultrasound evaluations; allow for sampling of peritoneal fluid for cytological examination; and serve as an option for the administration of intraperitoneal chemotherapy...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464708/short-term-outcomes-of-colorectal-resection-for-cancer-in-elderly-in-the-era-of-enhanced-recovery
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A Venara, J Barbieux, S Mucci, M F Talbot, E Lermite, A Hamy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Early rehabilitation protocols should be assessed in elderly. We aimed to study the outcomes of colorectal surgery and the observance of the modalities of an early rehabilitation protocol in patients over 80 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer in our center over a 19-month period were included. All of these patients were managed using the same early rehabilitation protocol. Patients older than 80 were compared to younger patients...
May 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463759/robot-assisted-laparoscopy-versus-laparotomy-for-infrarenal-paraaortic-lymphadenectomy-in-women-with-high-risk-endometrial-cancer-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sahar Salehi, Elisabeth Åvall-Lundqvist, Berit Legerstam, Joseph W Carlson, Henrik Falconer
PURPOSE: To investigate if robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS) was non-inferior to laparotomy (LT) in harvesting infrarenal paraaortic lymph nodes in patients with presumed stage I-II high-risk endometrial cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with histologically proven endometrial cancer, presumed stage I-II with high-risk tumour features, were randomised to hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy by either RALS or LT...
April 29, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460199/lymph-node-assessment-in-colorectal-cancer-surgery-laparoscopic-versus-open-techniques
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G Balducci, M G Sederino, R Laforgia, G Carbotta, M Minafra, A Delvecchio, S Fedele, A Tromba, F Carbone, N Palasciano
AIM: The aim of our study is to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic resection (LR) and open resection (OR) for colorectal cancer surgery evaluating lymph node assessment. It may be important to remove and examine an adequate number of lymph nodes because a more extensive nodal resection has been associated to higher survival rate and lower recurrences. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 150 patients (74 females and 76 males) with colorectal cancer were enrolled and analyzed from January 2006 to March 2010 in our Unit...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455773/laparoscopy-may-decrease-morbidity-and-length-of-stay-after-elective-colon-cancer-resection-especially-in-frail-patients-results-from-an-observational-real-life-study
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Carlos Cerdán Santacruz, Matteo Frasson, Blas Flor-Lorente, José Luis Ramos Rodríguez, Marta Trallero Anoro, Mónica Millán Scheiding, Olga Maseda Díaz, Paula Dujovne Lindenbaum, Andrés Monzón Abad, Eduardo García-Granero Ximenez
BACKGROUND: Advantages of laparoscopic approach in colon cancer surgery have been previously demonstrated in controlled, randomized trials and in retrospective analysis of large administrative databases. Nevertheless, evidence of these advantages in prospective, observational studies from real-life settings is scarce. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational study, including a consecutive series of patients that underwent elective colonic resection for cancer in 52 Spanish hospitals...
April 28, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441658/risk-factors-for-anastomotic-leakage-of-esophagojejunostomy-after-laparoscopy-assisted-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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Masanori Oshi, Chikara Kunisaki, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Takashi Kosaka, Hirotoshi Akiyama, Itaru Endo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aimed to clarify the risk factors for anastomotic leakage after laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) for gastric cancer. METHODS: In this study, we enrolled 131 patients with preoperatively diagnosed early gastric cancer who underwent LATG by a single surgeon between June 2006 and February 2014 at the Department of Surgery, Gastroenterological Center, Yokohama City University. Risk factors for anastomotic leakage (esophagojejunostomy) after LATG were retrospectively evaluated by univariate and multivariate analyses...
April 26, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433044/-laparoscopic-diverting-ileostomy-in-rectal-cancer-surgery
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P Ihnát, P Vávra, P Guňková, A Zatloukal, S Czudek, P Zonča
INTRODUCTION: Low anterior resection (LAR) with total mesorectal excision (TME) represents the gold standard for patients with low rectal carcinoma. Protective ileostomy (PI) is commonly performed during LAR in an effort to protect low rectal anastomosis. The aim of this study is to analyse outcomes in our own patient population, focusing on morbidity associated with PI. METHOD: A retrospective clinical study of patients operated on between 2013 and 2015 was conducted in University Hospital Ostrava...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433043/-complete-minimally-invasive-ivor-lewis-esophageal-resection
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P Zonča, M Peteja, V Richter, P Vávra, P Ostruszka, D Worek, J Stigler
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive esophagectomy is becoming a standard procedure in the treatment of esophageal cancer. We would like to present our experience with Ivor Lewis esophagectomy completed by minimally invasive technique. METHODS: The primary aim of the study was to analyse potential technical difficulties and intraoperative complications of thoracolaparoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy with intrathoracic anastomosis. A secondary aim of the study was to evaluate postoperative complications according to the Clavien-Dindo classification...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431531/short-term-surgical-outcomes-of-laparoscopy-assisted-versus-totally-laparoscopic-billroth-ii-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-matched-cohort-study
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Ji-Hyun Kim, Kyong-Hwa Jun, Hyung-Min Chin
BACKGROUND: To evaluate feasibility and benefits of intracorporeal anastomosis, we compared short-term surgical outcomes between laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) and totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (TLDG) with Billroth-II (B-II) anastomosis for gastric cancer. METHODS: Sixty patients underwent attempted B-II TLDG from 2011 through 2013. Patients who underwent B-II LADG prior to 2011 were matched to TLDG cases for demographics, comorbidities, tumor characteristics, and TNM stage...
April 21, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429950/-can-robotic-rectal-cancer-surgery-improve-quality-of-total-mesorectal-excision
#16
D Langer, I Tučková, J Kalvach, M Ryska
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of total mesorectal excision (TME) in the 1980s was pivotal in the surgical treatment for rectal carcinoma (RC). Routinely applied TME led to a significant reduction in the incidence of local recurrences. The purpose of our paper is to present the results of our non-randomized study comparing prospectively acquired data from radical resection / rectal extirpation using classic open access, laparoscopy and da Vinci robotic system. METHOD: The study group included 116 patients with RC who underwent radical surgical treatment between 1/2014-12/2016, after which the collected resection specimens were assessed in pathology laboratories of the referring hospital using the Quirkes protocol...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425685/is-t4-colon-cancer-still-an-absolute-contraindication-to-laparoscopic-surgery
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Gabriele Bellio, Andrea Lo Cicero, Vittoria Barbieri, Paola Tarchi, Biagio Casagranda, Nicolò DE Manzini
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic surgery is widely accepted for colon cancer resection. However, T4 colon cancers have been considered an absolute contraindication to laparoscopic resection. The aim of this study is to evaluate if laparoscopy should still be considered an absolute contraindication to T4 colon cancer, based on a monocenter series recorded in a prospective database. METHODS: Of 77 patients undergoing elective resection for T4 colon cancer between 2004 and 2015, 39 were performed laparoscopically and were compared to 38 having undergone open resection...
April 19, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415645/peritoneal-carcinomatosis-limits-of-diagnosis-and-the-case-for-liquid-biopsy
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REVIEW
James R W McMullen, Matthew Selleck, Nathan R Wall, Maheswari Senthil
Peritoneal Carcinomatosis (PC) is a late stage manifestation of several gastrointestinal malignancies including appendiceal, colorectal, and gastric cancer. In PC, tumors metastasize to and deposit on the peritoneal surface and often leave patients with only palliative treatment options. For colorectal PC, median survival is approximately five months, and palliative systemic therapy is able to extend this to approximately 12 months. However, cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) with a curative intent is possible in some patients with limited tumor burden...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409441/isolated-rectal-cancer-surgery-a-2007-2014-population-study-based-on-a-large-administrative-database
#19
Mario Saia, Alessandra Buja, Domenico Mantoan, Gino Sartor, Ferdinando Agresta, Vincenzo Baldo
Rectal resection is technically one of the most demanding laparoscopic procedures, requiring additional training and expertise of both surgeons and institutions. The literature has shown that laparoscopic procedures can be appropriate for the treatment of rectal cancer (RC), in terms of safety, outcome and efficiency, but results may not always be directly transferable to the general population. This study aimed to investigate the use of laparoscopic rectal cancer resections in a north-eastern Italian region (the Veneto) and to see how the characteristics of patients and hospitals are associated with the use of laparoscopy...
April 13, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399840/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-morbidity-and-functional-outcome-of-endoscopic-transanal-proctectomy-versus-laparoscopic-proctectomy-for-low-lying-rectal-cancer-etap-greccar-11-trial-rationale-and-design
#20
Bernard Lelong, Cécile de Chaisemartin, Helene Meillat, Sandra Cournier, Jean Marie Boher, Dominique Genre, Mehdi Karoui, Jean Jacques Tuech, Jean Robert Delpero
BACKGROUND: Total mesorectal excision is the standard surgical treatment for mid- and low-rectal cancer. Laparoscopy represents a clear leap forward in the management of rectal cancer patients, offering significant improvements in post-operative measures such as pain, first bowel movement, and hospital length of stay. However, there are still some limits to its applications, especially in difficult cases. Such cases may entail either conversion to an open procedure or positive resection margins...
April 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
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