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Factors that influence lymph node retrieval in the surgical treatment of colorectal cancer: a comparison of the laparoscopic versus open approach.
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PMID:  23414957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine whether surgical approach and patient demographics are important factors that influence lymph node retrieval.
METHODS: This was a retrospective review of patients receiving surgical treatment for colorectal cancer at a single institution.
RESULTS: Two hundred three patients underwent resection for colorectal cancer. The total number of lymph nodes recovered and the number of lymph nodes involved were similar in both the laparoscopic group and the open group. Patients who had right-sided colon resection had a higher total number of lymph nodes recovered. There was no effect of age, sex, race, or body mass index (BMI) on the total number of lymph nodes harvested or on the number of positive lymph nodes.
CONCLUSIONS: Adequate regional lymphadenectomy for colorectal cancer can be successfully performed using a laparoscopic approach. Patient demographics did not make a difference in the number of total or positive lymph nodes recovered.
Michael Yacoub; Stephen Swistak; Samson Chan; Tiffany Chichester; Steven Dawood; Richard Berri; Abdelkader Hawasli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  205     ISSN:  1879-1883     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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