Extraperitoneal resection of the right colon for locally advanced colon cancer
Article first published online: 20 DEC 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Colorectal Disease © 2012 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume 15, Issue 1, pages e56–e59, January 2013
How to Cite
Taflampas, P. and Moran, B. J. (2013), Extraperitoneal resection of the right colon for locally advanced colon cancer. Colorectal Disease, 15: e56–e59. doi: 10.1111/codi.12031
- Issue published online: 20 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 20 DEC 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 15 SEP 2012 07:54AM EST
- Received 19 June 2012; accepted 3 August 2012; Accepted Article online 15 September 2012
- right colon cancer;
- locally advanced
Aim Optimal colon cancer surgery correlates with a reduction in recurrence rate and improved overall prognosis. This technical note describes the extraperitoneal approach for locally advanced right colon cancer.
Method The retroperitoneal technique, mainly used in pseudomyxoma peritonei resectional surgery, is described in three surgical steps and it is compared with existing surgical approaches for right colon cancer.
Results This approach has the advantages of early entry in the retroperitoneal plane well away from the tumour, early recognition and protection of the ureter and minimal manipulation of the tumour-bearing right colon.
Conclusion Extraperitoneal resection of the right colon for locally advanced colon cancer is technically feasible, safe and achieves tumour-free retroperitoneal margins.