Totally laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for a pT2 N0 M0 adenocarcinoma
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2009;09(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2790
This video demonstrates a right hemicolectomy for pT2 N0 M0 adenocarcinoma at the level of the caeco-ascending junction using a medial approach. The medial approach includes a primary vascular access, dissection into Toldt’s area and total freeing of the right colon. Once the terminal small bowel and the transverse colon have been divided at the junction of the proximal middle third, an isoperistaltic side-to-side anastomosis is carried out using a 60mm Endo-GIA linear stapler. The introduction site and the mesenteric window are re-approximated using a PDS 2/0 suture.