Published online Oct 21, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i39.6015
Peer-review started: December 31, 2019
First decision: February 19, 2020
Revised: June 15, 2020
Accepted: October 12, 2020
Article in press: October 12, 2020
Published online: October 21, 2020
Single access laparoscopy (SAL) is a modification of standard laparoscopy that has not be studied in detail for the operation of total colectomy in patients sick with ulcerative colitis (UC). Here we examine its impact in this patient cohort.
Clinical outcomes were examined along with measure of operative efficiency to define the comparative advantages of the SAL approach for this surgery.
SAL was safely and efficiently applied meaning this approach can be considered in future for this patient group.
Clinical data along with patient demographics and outcomes including complications.
SAL was associated with satisfactory outcomes in patients sick with UC and compared favourably to standard surgery in terms of cost and operative time.
SAL was confirmed as a therapeutic option for surgical approach for patients with UC and should be considered more often where the skillsets and technology exist.
Further work can expand on this series in particular to show the generalisability of these findings and also define better the relative merits of the different operative approaches now available.