Treatment of colorectal cancer is becoming more uniform, with wider acceptance of standardized guidelines. However, areas of controversy exist where the appropriate treatment is not clear, including: : should a segmental colectomy or a more extensive resection be performed in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer? : should an asymptomatic primary cancer be resected in the presence of unresectable metastatic disease? : what is the role of extended lymph node resection in colon and rectal cancer? : are there clinically significant benefits for a robotic approach to colorectal resection versus a laparoscopic approach? This chapter will examine these issues and discuss how they may be resolved.
- Complete mesocolic excision
- Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
- Metastatic colon cancer
- Robotic surgery