Published in Cancer Weekly, October 5th, 2004
Accurate tumor localization is critical to performing minimally invasive colorectal resection. This study reviews the safety and reliability of tattooing colorectal neoplasms prior to laparoscopic resection," wrote R.L. Whelan and colleagues in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.
The researchers reported, "We retrospectively reviewed 50 consecutive patients with colorectal neoplasms who underwent endoscopic tattooing prior to laparoscopic resection....
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