Implementation of Laparoscopy-assisted Surgery for Colon Cancer
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01326065
(Study had to be terminated due to lack of funding)
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All patients submitted for curative resection of colon cancer to the Dept. of Surgery, Stavanger University Hospital. Catchment area of the hospital consists of a population of 300.000 inhabitants, with Stavanger UH as the only institution with surgical service
Age >17 years
diagnosis of colon cancer either endoscopically, radiologically or histologically proven
No evidence of disseminated disease on CT scan
T1-3 according to preoperative CT scan
written informed consent to participate
preoperative diagnosis of locally advanced tumor (T4)
suspicion of pathological lymph nodes outside anticipated resection area
contraindications against laparoscopic surgery, e.g. known bowel adhesions, anesthesiological concerns