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Conversion in laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery: impact on short- and long-term outcome.

Authors
  • Scheidbach, Hubert
  • Garlipp, Benjamin
  • Oberländer, Henrik
  • Adolf, Daniela
  • Köckerling, Ferdinand
  • Lippert, Hans
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2011
Volume
21
Issue
10
Pages
923–927
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1089/lap.2011.0298
PMID: 22011276
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Significantly higher postoperative morbidity was observed in patients after conversion, in particular in terms of specific surgical complications. In addition, conversion is associated with overall lower survival but not with poorer disease-free survival.

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