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Should resection of colorectal cancer be performed with laparoscopic assistance?

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KL Campbell is Course Director for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery of the Cuschieri Skills Unit, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee and receives educational support from Tyco Healthcare and Ethicon Endo-Surgery.

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Campbell, K., Steele, R. Should resection of colorectal cancer be performed with laparoscopic assistance?. Nat Rev Clin Oncol 2, 492–493 (2005).

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