Commentary (Olsen): Role of Laparoscopic Techniques in Colorectal Cancer Surgery
May 01, 1995ByDouglas O. Olsen, MD
Drs. Milsom and Hammerhofer review some of the controversies surrounding the use of laparoscopic procedures in the management of colorectal cancers. They detail the approach followed in the development of their technique, and outline the phase 3 clinical trials that they are currently conducting, which are aimed at demonstrating the usefulness and appropriateness of laparoscopic colon resection for the treatment of colorectal cancers.