High Tie or not in Resection for Cancer in the Sigmoid Colon?

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Abstract

Background and Aims: The optimal extent of mesenteric resection in colon cancer surgery remains elusive. The aim was to assess the impact on perioperative morbidity and oncological outcome depending on the height of central vessel ligation in sigmoid resection for adenocarcinomas. Material and Methods: All cases of stage I–III sigmoid cancers, operated on with locally radical resections (2007–2009), were identified in the Swedish Colorectal Cancer Registry and categorized according to the position of the vascular ligature, that is, ligation of the inferior mesenteric artery, ligation of the superior rectal artery, or ligation of the sigmoid branches. Results: In total, 999 cases were identified and possible to categorize. Although higher ligation level yielded a higher number of lymph nodes, 3- or 5-year overall survival, 5-year disease-free survival, or recurrence rate did not differ between the groups (p = 0.79, p = 0.41, p = 0.67, p = 0.51). No differences in survival were detected after multivariate analysis adjusted for age, sex, T-stage, N-stage, American Society of Anesthesiologists classification, and adjuvant therapy. Conclusion: This large population-based study showed increased lymph node yield but no survival benefit or any decreased recurrence rate by high tie in resection of sigmoid cancer.

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  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

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  • Cancer and Oncology
  • Surgery

Keywords

  • cancer, Colon, high tie, lymph node, surgical technique
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Surgery
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2018 Nov 2
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes