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World J Gastrointest Surg. May 27, 2023; 15(5): 799-811
Published online May 27, 2023. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v15.i5.799
Table 1 Studies on laparoscopic colon transposition showing baseline and intraoperative variables
Total No. patients
Colon used
Arterial pedicle
Blood loss (mL)
Operative duration
Lin et al[21], 20027Hand-assisted laparoscopic colon mobilizationTransverse colonAscending branch of left colic arteryRetrosternal100 (50-350)3.9 h (3.2-5.0)
Esteves et al[4], 20103/5 corrosiveLaparoscopic-assisted esophagectomy and colonic interpositionTransverse colonDouble vascular pedicle (left colic artery and marginal paracolic arcade)Posterior mediastinal-3.6 h (3.0-4.0)
Maurer et al[5], 201320Laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy + laparoscopic assisted colonic transpositionTransverse colon-Posterior mediastinal-8.3 h
Javed et al[18], 20134Total laparoscopic esophageal bypassAscending, transverse colonLeft colic arteryRetrosternal100 (80-120)6.1 h (5.3-7.0)
Banerjee et al[24], 201710Laparoscopic-assisted colonic transpositionAscending, transverse colonLeft colic arteryRetrosternal150 (100-200)240 m (210-300)
Gurram et al[19], 20207Laparoscopic midcolon esophageal bypassMid colonLeft colic arteryRetrosternal200 (100-400)440 m (390-600)
Table 2 Studies on laparoscopic colon transposition showing postoperative outcomes
Anastomotic leak
Anastomotic stricture
Wound infection
Other complications
Hospital stay (d)
Follow up (mo)
Lin et al[21], 2002AbsentAbsent1None9.1 (8.0-13.0)18.2
Esteves et al[4], 2010Absent1 (cervical dilatation)Absent1-atelectasis; 1-pneumonia; 2-pneumothorax; 1-cervical stenosis (persistent fibrotic esophagus)6 (9-18)20.4 (10.0-29.0)
Maurer et al[5], 20136-cervical anastomotic leak (resolved spontaneously)11-anastomotic stricture-6-pneumothorax; 5-pleural effusion; 3-atelectasis; 6-vagal nerve injury26.8-
Javed et al[18], 20131 minor leak (cervical)AbsentAbsentNone-5 (3-6)
Banerjee et al[24], 20171 (resolved spontaneously)1 (dilatation thrice)Absent1-transient left recurrent laryngeal nerve paresis-11 (5-24)
Gurram et al[19], 20201 (segmental conduit ischemia)AbsentAbsent2- postoperative pneumonia9 (8-42)14 (7-42)