ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Extended visceral resections for locally advanced right sided colonic tumors – A literature minireview


Colon cancer represents one of the most common malignancies reported worldwide, which is best managed through surgery, followed by adjuvant oncologic treatment. Although local invasion of the adjacent viscera is more frequently revealed in left sided and rectosigmoid tumors, this event might be also encountered in the right sided tumors, imposing extended multivisceral resections in order to achieve a good control of the disease. This is a literature minireview regarding the necessity of performing extended surgical procedures for cases diagnosed with right sided colonic tumors.
Keywords: right side colon cancer, local invasion, extended resections.

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