Metin Ertem, Bilgi Baca

İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi AD, İSTANBUL


Laparoscopy has gained a wide clinical acceptance in colorectal surgery. Laparoscopic techniques have improved the quality of life (less postoperative pain, early return to daily life, etc) in the postoperative period of colorectal diseases. Laparoscopic colorectal resection is one of the most complex procedures amongst laparoscopic surgical interventions. Although laparoscopic colorectal surgery has been successfully performed in benign and malignant colonic lesions, there are still some contraindications. With improving technology and surgical experience, the difficulties and obstacles due to laparoscopic colorectal surgery will be overcome. This article reviews the current status of the data regarding outcomes with laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

Keywords: Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, colon cancer, rectum cancer, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease.