Ron Shapiro, Aviram Nissan. Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Several studies proposed an oncologic benefit with a more radical lymphadenectomy in colon cancer surgery. However, while the technique was more widely adopted in left colon surgery, right sided extended lymphadenectomy did not gain much popularity. A possible explanation is the more complex vascular anatomy of the right colon mesentery. Thus, initial focus has been on open methods.
This video aims to demonstrate a laparoscopic approach for right hemicolectomy with extended lymphadectomy. The video focuses on the additional technical steps needed in order to extend the lymphadenectomy.