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Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 359–363 | Cite as

Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis

  • Y.-H. HoEmail author
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Abstract

The author presents a technique for performing laparoscopic right hemicolectomy, accompanied by an online video. This method is suitable for a single surgeon working with a single assistant, who is also the cameraman. It starts with a hybrid medial-to-lateral or lateral-to-medial dissection of the right colon and mesentery, adapting to the actual anatomical findings and adhesions encountered in each individual patient. A step-by-step approach is described. Achieving the anatomical goals of each step facilitates the performance of the next step. An intracorporeal technique for anastomosis is demonstrated.

Keywords

Colectomy Colon cancer Laparoscopy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and DentistryJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia

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