Laparoscopic Management of Colon Cancer

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Laparoscopic procedures for colon neoplasms have the potential to reduce hospital recovery time and costs and to increase patient quality of life postoperatively. Laparoscopic colectomy for potentially curable colon carcinoma is in its developmental phase. Several studies show that this procedure is feasible, but a randomized trial of open versus laparoscopic colectomy is necessary to prove that (1) survival is equivalent, (2) cost-savings exist, and (3) quality of life is better with the laparoscopic approach. Such a cost-effective analysis will be necessary to provide convincing data that there is value-added benefit to this procedure. © 1994, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ota, DM

Published Date

  • January 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 18 - 25

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1553-3514

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1553-3506

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/155335069400100105

Citation Source

  • Scopus