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BMC Surgery

, 15:91

First Online: 30 July 2015Received: 28 February 2015Accepted: 20 July 2015

Abstract

BackgroundWith the decreasing number of surgeons on surgical teams, reduced port surgery RPS operations have become popular. We herein present our initial experience with RPS, which was successfully performed using a two-surgeon technique. A retrospective analysis was performed to compare the two-surgeon technique with conventional laparoscopic colectomy and evaluate its efficacy.

MethodsA total of 535 patients were eligible among 749 registered patients. Conventional multiport laparoscopic colectomy with three surgeons and RPS using the two-surgeon technique with a surgeon and surgeon’s assistant were performed in 429 and 106 cases, respectively. The patient characteristics, short-term outcomes including intraoperative and postoperative findings and pathological results were recorded and analyzed.

ResultsThe two groups were similar with respect to age, gender, BMI, history of abdominal surgery, depth of tumor invasion and TNM classification. Reconstruction via extracorporeal functional end-to-end anastomosis was performed in a significantly higher number of patients in the two-surgeon technique group 74 % than in the conventional laparoscopic colectomy group 57 %. Furthermore, the mean operative time in the two-surgeon technique group 117.9 min was significantly shorter than that observed in the conventional laparoscopic colectomy group 170 min, and the median postoperative hospital stay was significantly shorter in the two-surgeon technique group 6 days than in the conventional laparoscopic colectomy group 7 days. There were no major postoperative complications. The final TNM stage was similar in both procedures.

ConclusionRPS using the two-surgeon technique compares favorably with conventional laparoscopic colectomy and is considered to be a safe and successful procedure.

KeywordsReduced port laparoscopic surgery Colorectal cancer 2-surgeon technique Conventional laparoscopic colectomy  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Jo Tashiro - Shigeki Yamaguchi - Toshimasa Ishii - Hiroka Kondo - Kiyoka Hara - Ryuichi Kuwahara

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12893-015-0078-1



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