Comparative study between hand sewn and stapled anastomosis in laparoscopic right hemicolectomy


  • SolimanAbd-Elrahaman El-Shakhs Department of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine Menoufia University, Shibin El-kom, Menoufia, Egypt
  • Ahmed Shokry Hafez Department Consultant of Surgical Oncology, El Salam Oncology Center, Cairo, Egypt
  • Mohamed Sabry Ammar Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Menoufia University, Shibin El-Kom, Menoufia, Egypt
  • Moamen Mohamed Eltoukhy Department of General Surgery, Nile Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt



Cancer caecum, Hand sewn and stapled anastomosis, Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy


Background: Laparoscopic hemicolectomy for colonic cancer can be performed safely with morbidity, mortality and long-term results comparable to those of open surgery. Despite these advantages, laparoscopic right hemicolectomy is technically challenging and warrants intensive structured training to minimize conversion to open surgery and associated complications. Anastomosis could be done either by hand sewn or stapler.

Methods: Present study was a prospective study. It included 30 patients presented to Menoufia University Hospital and El Salam Oncology Center with carcinoma of right colon from March 2016 until September 2018. The patients were divided into two groups each group of 15 patients. In the first group, author used the hand sewing for anastomosis compared to the stapled anastomosis in the second group.

Results: In the first group, 11 of them were males (73.3%) and 4 were females (26.7 %) with the mean age was 55.93±8.64 years. In the second group, 6 of them were males (40%) and 9 were females (60%) with the mean age was 48.33±17.97 years. In the first group, the mean time of anastomosis was 36.0±4.71 minutes and in the second group the mean time of anastomosis was 21.67±5.56 minutes. In the first group, 1 case was complicated by leakage from anastomosis (6.2%), 1 case was complicated by wound infection (6.2%). In the second group, there was no complication.

Conclusions: In this study, the main advantages of doing a stapled anastomosis are the operative time, hospital stay and intraoperative bleeding. Postoperative complications than the hand sewn anastomosis.


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