Single incision glove port laparoscopic colorectal cancer resection
Joshi, H.M.N.; Gosselink, M.P.; Adusumilli, S.; Hompes, R.; Cunningham, C.; Lindsey, I.; Jones, O.M.
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 97(3): 204-207
The advantages of single port surgery remain controversial. This study was designed to evaluate the safety and feasibility of single incision glove port colon resections using a diathermy hook, reusable ports and standard laparoscopic straight instrumentation. Between June 2012 and February 2014, 70 consecutive patients (30 women) underwent a colonic resection using a wound retractor and glove port. Forty patients underwent a right hemicolectomy through the umbilicus and thirty underwent attempted single port resection via an incision in the right rectus sheath (14 high anterior resection, 13 low anterior resection, 3 abdominoperineal resection). Sixty-two procedures (89%) were completed without conversion to open or multiport techniques. Four procedures had to be converted and additional ports were needed in four other patients. The postoperative mortality rate was 0%. Complications occurred in six patients (9%). Two cases were R1 while the remainder were R0 with a median nodal harvest of 20 (range: 9-48). The median length of hospital stay was 5 days (range: 3-25 days) (right hemicolectomy: 5 days (range: 3-12 days), left sided resection: 6 days (range: 4-25 days). At a median follow-up of 14 months, no port site hernias were observed. Single incision glove port surgery is an appropriate technique for different colorectal cancer resections and has the advantage of being less expensive than surgery with commercial single incision ports.