Right colectomy 2.0: a special series

Right colectomy 2.0: a special series

Is it still true in the new millennium?

We are properly in the new era of minimally invasive surgery and new technologies follow each other day after day. These new inputs necessarily involve colorectal surgery and above all minimally invasive colorectal surgery.

Thus, we focused the special series on the role of these new evidences on performing a right colectomy.

How robotic surgery, new laparoscopic furniture and ICG technology impact on right colectomy?

Furthermore, new evidence of oncological radicality and treatment has been achieved. So, some lesions could be treated only by endoscopic resection while others needed a complete mesocolic excision.

So many evidences and considerations bring to personalize the treatment calling to improve research in order to identify the gold standard treatment.


Funding: None.


Provenance and Peer Review: This article was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery for the series “Right Colectomy 2.0”. The article did not undergo external peer review.

Conflicts of Interest: Both authors have completed the ICMJE uniform disclosure form (available at http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/ales-2020-rc-09). The series “Right Colectomy 2.0” was commissioned by the editorial office without any funding or sponsorship. Dr. MM served as the unpaid Guest Editor of the series and serves as an unpaid editorial board member of Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery from Aug 2016 to May 2021. Dr. UE served as the unpaid Guest Editor of the series. The authors have no other conflicts of interest to declare.

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Marco Milone
Ugo Elmore

Marco Milone

Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy.
(Email: milone.marco.md@gmail.com)

Ugo Elmore

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University Vita Salute, San Raffaele Institute, Milan, Italy.
(Email: elmore.ugo@hsr.it)

Received: 09 October 2020; Accepted: 30 October 2020; Published: 20 January 2021.

doi: 10.21037/ales-2020-rc-09

doi: 10.21037/ales-2020-rc-09
Cite this article as: Milone M, Elmore U. Right colectomy 2.0: a special series. Ann Laparosc Endosc Surg 2021;6:1.