Bowel obstruction and ventral hernia after laparoscopic versus open surgery for rectal cancer in a randomized trial (COLOR II). Ann Surg 2019; 269: 53-57.

Published: 22nd March 2019

Authors: Petersson J, Koedam TW, Bonjer HJ, Andersson J, Angenete E, Bock D et al.


A total of 1044 patients from the COLOR II trial were analyzed after five years. The rates of bowel obstruction, and incisional or stomal hernia were similar.

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