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Robotic Surgery and Cancer: the Present State, Problems and Future Vision

 IIn the 1990s, laparoscopic surgery entirely changed the style of surgical operations. The popularity of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy has spread rapidly and it has now become the standard treatment for cholelithiasis. However, the technique has not spread much beyond cholecystectomy, because laparoscopic techniques, such as suturing or ligation, make it difficult for surgeons to perform other kinds of operations, thereby greatly increasing their mental and physical stress. Basically, surgical operations have been developed over the years based on the surgeon’s skillful hands and trained eyes. However, to develop new surgical .... See Full Article

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Use of Surgery Among Elderly Patients With Stage IV Colorectal Cancer

 For patients with stage IV colorectal cancer, the role of surgery directed toward removal of the primary tumor is controversial, and data to guide treatment decision making are limited. Retrospective case series suggest that surgical outcomes in stage IV disease are related to factors such as the extent of liver disease, peritoneal disease, primary tumor resection, tumor differentiation, age older than 75 years, and cardiovascular disease. Small retrospective series have evaluated the role of surgical resection of the primary tumor in the setting of.....See Full Article

  

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