Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy with Extended Lymphadenectomy

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.


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