Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Outcomes in 513 Patients

Asoglu O. , Balik E. , Kunduz E. , Yamaner S., Akyuz A. , Gulluoglu M. , ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.37, no.4, pp.883-892, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00268-013-1927-7
  • Title of Journal : WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.883-892


Background Few reports have demonstrated the feasibility and efficacy of laparoscopic resection in patients with rectal cancer (RC). The objective of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of laparoscopic resection for RC, with an emphasis on perioperative variables and long-term oncological outcomes.