Single-incision laparoscopic-assisted right colon resection for cancer

David J. O'Connor, Elyssa Feinberg, Jinsuk Jang, Pratibha Vemulapalli, Diego Camacho

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Introduction: We present an approach to laparoscopic right colon resection utilizing a single port placed through the umbilicus. The technique described is performed through a single small umbilical incision with a virtually scar-free result. Methods: A 77-year-old woman with a tubulovillous adenoma in her cecum underwent a laparoscopic right colectomy using a single port placed through the umbilicus. Straight and reticulating laparoscopic instruments were utilized. Results: The total operative time was 112 minutes. No intraoperative or postoperative complications occurred. The patient was discharged home on day 5 postoperatively with normal bowel function and tolerance of a solid diet. Conclusions: Laparoscopic right colectomy can be safely performed through a single incision through the umbilicus with an excellent cosmetic result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)558-560
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2011


  • Laparoscopy
  • Single laparoscopic incision transabdominal surgery
  • Single-site surgery
  • Transumbilical colectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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