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Emergency laparoscopic colectomy: does it measure up to open?
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PMID:  19245904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic colectomy has become the standard of care for elective resections; however, there are few data regarding laparoscopy in the emergency setting.
METHODS: By using a database with prospectively collected data, we identified 94 patients who underwent an emergency colectomy between August 2005 and July 2008. Laparoscopic surgeries were performed in 42 patients and were compared with 25 patients who were suitable for laparoscopy but received open colectomy.
RESULTS: The groups had similar demographics with no differences in age, sex, or surgical indications. Blood loss was lower (118 vs 205 mL; P < 0.01) and the postoperative stay was shorter (8 vs 11 d; P = 0.02) in the laparoscopic patients, and perioperative mortality rates were similar between the 2 groups (1 vs 3; P = 0.29).
CONCLUSIONS: With increasing experience, laparoscopic colectomy is a feasible option in certain emergency situations and is associated with shorter hospital stay, less morbidity, and similar mortality to that of open surgery.
Jonah J Stulberg; Brad J Champagne; Zhen Fan; Mike Horan; Vincent Obias; Eric Marderstein; Harry Reynolds; Conor P Delaney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  197     ISSN:  1879-1883     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-27     Completed Date:  2009-04-01     Revised Date:  2014-01-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-301     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Colonic Diseases / surgery*
Databases as Topic
Feasibility Studies
Middle Aged
Young Adult
Grant Support
HS000059-15/HS/AHRQ HHS; T32 HS00059/HS/AHRQ HHS

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