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By Giovanni Gambino M.D. Ph.D.
Kuei-Yen Tsai, Kee-Thai Kiu, Ming-Te Huang, Chih-Hsiung Wu, Tung-Cheng Chang
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic colorectal surgery has been extensively used, although mostly performed in medical centers or university hospitals. We analyzed the learning curve of laparoscopic colectomy in a new regional hospital and determined the experience necessary to achieve proficiency. METHODS: From July 2008 to December 2013, the retrospective clinical study enrolled 240 patients who underwent laparoscopic colectomy. They were sequentially divided into Group A (Patients 1-80), Group B (Patients 81-160), and Group C (Patients 161-240)...
January 2016: Asian Journal of Surgery
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