Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in man and woman in the developed world. Laparoscopic right colectomy is the standard of care for right colon cancer. Since the first report on laparoscopic approach in 1991, the surgical technique has been improved and currently all procedure is performed intracorporeally. The ileo-colic anastomosis can be performed either intracorporeal and extracorporeal: the differences in clinical outcome, complications rate, hospital stay and quality of life between that two techniques are not still clear and a large number of studies has been published about that. According to most recent meta-analysis, intracorporeal anastomosis have showed better outcome in anastomotic leakage rate, surgical site infection rate, development of incisional hernia, postoperative pain and recovery of gastrointestinal function.
Part of the book: Colorectal Cancer