The ideal patients who may benefit from laparoscopy are those undergoing elective ileocolic resection. These patients are young and often are attracted by the advantage of smaller abdominal scars . The minimally invasive nature of the laparoscopic approach has a favourable impact, as patients undergoing this approach may require further surgery in the future. The outcomes of the randomised trial  and of several cohort comparison studies [4-8], show that after laparoscopic ileocolic resection there is a shorter hospital stay, with a faster recovery of pulmonary function, possibly a reduced postoperative ileus and better cosmesis. Three reports conclude that the cost of laparoscopic resection is globally less than open resection [5,7,8]. Due to the less extensive intra-abdominal manipulation and consequent less adhesion formation, laparoscopy seems to have decreased long-term small-bowel obstruction non-related to recurrence .
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