Colorectal surgery: Towards a greater respect for body integrity

Translated title of the contribution: Chigurgie colorectale: Vers un plus grand respect de lintegrite corporelle

D. Leonard, Ch Remue, P. Forget, F. Lois, M. De Kook, A. Kartheuser

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Abstract

Colorectal surgery, particularly in case of colorectal cancer, has made tremendous advances over the last decades. These improvements have not only been motivated by the aim of cure, but also by the will to reduce the physiological and functional impact of surgical interventions. Practically, this means decreasing or even avoiding abdominal incision either through laparoscopic/ single-incision laparoscopic approach or by using the transanal route. Surgical trauma can be minimized without sacrificing surgical precision thanks to robotic assistance and augmented reality. Finally, enhanced recovery or "fast-track surgery" further diminishes surgical stress. A new surgical era is born.
Translated title of the contributionChigurgie colorectale: Vers un plus grand respect de lintegrite corporelle
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)305-310
Number of pages5
JournalLouvain Medical
Volume133
Issue number5
Early online date31 Dec 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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