Laparoscopic colon resection: a case report.

Department of Surgery, St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center, New York, NY.
Journal of laparoendoscopic surgery 09/1991; 1(4):221-4. DOI: 10.1089/lps.1991.1.221
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ABSTRACT The first case of a villous lesion of the colon removed by laparoscopic-guided surgery is reported. Injection of methylene blue into the lesion facilitated its access and exposure via the laparoscope. A very small skin incision allowed delivery onto the abdominal wall for resection and anastomoses.

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