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Title: Laparoscopic colon resection: Current status
Authors: Kok, K.Y.Y.
Ngoi, S.S. 
Issue Date: 1998
Source: Kok, K.Y.Y., Ngoi, S.S. (1998). Laparoscopic colon resection: Current status. Asian Journal of Surgery 21 (1) : 37-42. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Laparoscopic surgery has had a momentous impact on general surgery and represents a significant milestone in the history of surgery. Shortly after the advantages of laparoscopic cholecystectomy became evident, new pioneers began to expand the possibilities of this technique. Colectomy is generally associated with significant morbidity and long postoperative hospitalization due in part to the large incisions required. Colon resection seemed, therefore, to be a logical candidate for the application of laparoscopic techniques. Since the report of the first successful laparoscopic resection of the colon in 1991, much has been written about this technique. This review addresses the contributions, complications and controversies of laparoscopic colon resection and presents what we know so far about this technique.
Source Title: Asian Journal of Surgery
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133049
ISSN: 10159584
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