Objective To discuss the safety of fast track surgery for patients with obstructive colorectal cancer. Methods Between February 2008 and February 2009, 157 cases of obstructive colorectal cancer were analyzed retrospectively, 59 in fast track (FT) group and 98 in traditional group. Postoperative early rehabilitations and complications were studied and compared. Results The first time of passing flatus, oral intake and postoperative hospital stay in FT group were significantly earlier or less than those in traditional group （P lt;0.05）, while there were no significant differences in time of first ambulation, time with use of nasogastric tubes, urinary catheter, and drains between the 2 groups （P gt;0.05）. There was also no statistically significant difference in postoperative complications rate between the 2 groups （P gt;0.05）. Conclusion Fast track surgery for patients with obstructive colorectal cancer is safe and can accelerate recovery with decreasing length of hospital stay and improving life quality of the patients.
Citation： HAO Jin ,YANG Tinghan,PU Yi,YANG Guangchao,WANG Xiaodong,LI Li. Safety of Fast Track Surgery for Patients with Obstructive Colorectal Cancer. CHINESE JOURNAL OF BASES AND CLINICS IN GENERAL SURGERY, 2010, 17(12): 1314-1317. doi: Copy