Comparison Study between Extracorporeal and Intracorporeal Anastomosis for Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy

Badawy M. Ahmed, Ebrahim Aboeleuon, Ahmed Soliman
2019 Journal of Cancer Therapy  
Nowadays, laparoscopic colectomy is considered a safe and effective surgical technique regarding short-and long-term outcomes, as well as specific oncologic outcomes. The anastomosis can be created intra-or extracorporeally. The goal of our study was to evaluate and compare short term outcomes of extra-and intra-corporeal anastomosis after laparoscopic right hemi colectomies. Aim of the Study: The goal of our study was to evaluate and compare short term outcomes of extra-and intra-corporeal
more » ... tomosis after laparoscopic right hemi colectomies. Methods: In the period from December 2014 to January 2019, all patients underwent laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for cancer colon who presented to surgical oncology department-south Egypt cancer institute and general surgery department-Assiut University was analyzed. Data like age, sex, body mass index (BMI), operative technique, operative times, blood loss, intra-and post-operative complications, pathology and hospital stay were reported and analyzed. Results: Twenty three (69.7%) patients underwent extracorporeal anastomosis while intracorporeal anastomosis was performed in ten (30.3%) patients. There was no significant difference in patient characteristics and demographic data in both groups (P > 0.05). There was no statistically significant difference in operative (operative time, blood loss or length of hospital stay) and postoperative (ileus, anastomotic leak, wound infection, incisional hernia, readmission, reoperation or deaths) details in the 2 groups except in length of the incision which was significantly shorter in the IA group (5.500 ± 1.269) vs. (6.565 ± 1.308) for EA (P = 0.015). Conclusion: No significant difference in short term outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted and total laparoscopic right colectomy. Intracorporeal anastomosis had shorter incision which may decrease wound-related complications.
doi:10.4236/jct.2019.1010067 fatcat:awqgpxls7vaihl5nmqwrya4xi4