Background: This study analyzed the short- and longterm outcomes of laparoscopic surgery (LS) in patients with stage I colorectal cancer. Methods: A total of 130 patients with stage I colorectal cancer underwent LS between 1992 and 1999. Median follow-up was 61 months (range, 30-114). Results: Oral intake was started on median postoperative day 1, and the median postoperative hospital stay was 8 days. Postoperative complications included wound sepsis in eight patients (6.2%), anastomotic leakage in four patients (3.1%), and bowel obstruction in three patients (2.3%). Five patients developed recurrences. No port site recurrences were observed. The calculated 5-year survival rate was 97.9%. Conclusion: LS was shown to be technically feasible and oncologically sound for the treatment of patients with stage I colorectal cancer, and favorable short- and long-term outcomes were obtained.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Aug 1|
- Colorectal cancer
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Long-term results
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