Laparoscopic colectomy. Utopia or reality?

M. E. Franklin, D. Rosenthal, R. Ramos

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After careful laboratory investigation and adapting colonic procedures to a laparoscopic approach, multiple colonic procedures were performed on a wide range of high-risk patients, with favorable outcomes and acceptable complication rates. The efficacy of laparoscopic colonic resection for cure of carcinoma is currently under investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-365
Number of pages13
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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