Laparoscopic surgery for stage I colorectal cancer: Long-term outcome

M. Watanabe, H. Hasegawa, S. Yamamoto, H. Baba, M. Kitajima

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Background: This study analyzed the short- and longterm outcomes of laparoscopic surgery (LS) in patients with stage I colorectal cancer. Methods: A total of 130 patients with stage I colorectal cancer underwent LS between 1992 and 1999. Median follow-up was 61 months (range, 30-114). Results: Oral intake was started on median postoperative day 1, and the median postoperative hospital stay was 8 days. Postoperative complications included wound sepsis in eight patients (6.2%), anastomotic leakage in four patients (3.1%), and bowel obstruction in three patients (2.3%). Five patients developed recurrences. No port site recurrences were observed. The calculated 5-year survival rate was 97.9%. Conclusion: LS was shown to be technically feasible and oncologically sound for the treatment of patients with stage I colorectal cancer, and favorable short- and long-term outcomes were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1274-1277
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Long-term results

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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