Laparoscopic total colectomy for T4N0M0 right colonic cancer and Lynch syndrome
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2013;13(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3804
The authors demonstrate their technique of laparoscopic total colectomy indicated for T3 tumors of the right transverse colon in a 40-year-old man with a family history of Lynch syndrome. Colonoscopy performed 3 years earlier ruled out the presence of polyps. Due to the tumor's invasiveness and the necessity to perform repeated endoscopic monitoring, it was decided to perform a total colectomy. The intervention is begun to the right and is completed to the left making sure to avoid any tumor manipulation. The different steps of the procedure are clearly outlined with images of outstanding quality. The vascular approach, especially to the right along the superior mesenteric axis, is beautifully exposed.