Aim: The aim of this study was to clarify the short and long-term outcome after laparoscopic-assisted surgery for Stage III (Any T, N1-2, M0) colorectal cancer compared to open surgery.
Methods: 50 patients underwent LAP for stage III colorectal cancer from 2000 to 2006, were compared with 50 patients underwent OPEN surgery matched for the age, gender, tumor site, stage, histology, and follow up time.
Results: There were no significant differences in the mean number of dissected lymph node and the mean number of metastatic lymph between two groups. Mean operative time of LAP and OPEN groups were 267}72 vs. 228}120(p
Program Number: P117