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ISRN Surgery
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 781549, 5 pages
Clinical Study

Three Ports Laparoscopic Resection for Colorectal Cancer: A Step on Refining of Reduced Port Surgery

1Department of Surgical Oncology, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
2Department of Pathology, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
3Department of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Received 15 December 2013; Accepted 29 January 2014; Published 12 March 2014

Academic Editors: A. H. Al-Salem and J.-M. Catheline

Copyright © 2014 Anwar Tawfik Amin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background. Reduced port surgery (RPS) is becoming increasingly popular for some surgeries. However, the application of RPS to the field of colectomy is still underdeveloped. Patients and Methods. In this series, we evaluated the outcome of laparoscopic colorectal resection using 3 ports technique (10 mm umbilical port plus another two ports of either 5 or 10 mm) for twenty-four cases of colorectal cancer as a step for refining of RPS. Results. The mean estimated blood loss was 70 mL (40–90 mL). No major intraoperative complications have been encountered. The mean time for passing flatus after surgery was 36 hours (12–48 hrs). The mean time for oral fluid intake was 36 hours and for semisolid food was 48 hours. The mean hospital stay was 5 days (4–7 days). The perioperative period passed without events. All cases had free surgical margins. The mean number of retrieved lymph nodes was 14 lymph nodes (5–23). Conclusion. Three ports laparoscopy assisted colorectal surgeries looks to be safe, effective and has cosmetic advantages. The procedure could maintain the oncologic principles of cancer surgery. It’s a step on the way of refining of reduced port surgery.