Medial versus lateral approache in laparscopic right hemicolectomy


  • Alla Abd-Elazim Elsisi Department of Surgery, Menoufia University, Egypt
  • Tarek Mohey Rageh Department of Surgery, Menoufia University, Egypt
  • Mohamed Hammed Elmeligy Department of Surgery, Menoufia University, Egypt
  • Saad Soliman Ibrahm Department of Surgery, Menoufia University, Egypt



LA, Laparscopic RT hemicolectomy, MA


Background: Approach to right colon cancer is through open exploration but it has many complication, now laparoscopic right hemicolectomy is an advanced cancer surgery, laparoscopic right hemicolectomy can be done by medial or lateral or combined approach.

Methods: This is prospective study carried out on 30 patients admitted to department of surgery in menufia university hospital from September 2016 to September 2018 and all cases have RT colon cancer;  The patients are divided into three groups, 1- group A (n=10): underwent medial  approach for laparscopic right hemicolectomy 2- group B (n=10): underwent lateral approach for laparscopic right hemicolectomy, 3- group C (n=10) : underwent combined laparscopic medial and lateral approach, Blood loss, operative time, operative and postoperative complication were assessed. The period of follow up is for 6 months.

Results: Operative duration and blood loss were significantly lower in combined approach. Intra and post operative complications were low in combined and MA.

Conclusions: Laparoscopic combined approach reduces the operative time and blood loss than MA and LA. Besides the oncologic advantages of an early vessel division and a "no-touch" dissection.


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