Short- and Long-term Outcomes After Laparoscopic Emergency Resection of Left-Sided Obstructive Colon Cancer: A Nationwide Propensity Score–Matched Analysis

Video Author:Emma S. Zwanenburg, M.D. • Joyce V. Veld, M.D. • Femke J. Amelung, M.D., Ph.D. • Wernard A.A. Borstlap, M.D., Ph.D. • Jan Willem T. Dekker, M.D., Ph.D. • Roel Hompes, M.D., Ph.D. • Jurriaan B. Tuynman, M.D., Ph.D. • Marinke Westerterp, M.D., Ph.D. • Hende

Published on:May 23, 2023

This population-based study with propensity score–matched analysis suggests that intentional laparoscopic emergency resection might improve outcomes in patients with left-
sided obstructive colon cancer compared to open emergency resection. Management of those patients in the emergency setting requires proper selection for intentional laparoscopic resection if relevant expertise is available, thereby considering other alternatives to avoid open emergency resection (ie, decompressing stoma).