Local Recurrence After Curative Resection of Cancer of the Rectum Without Total Mesorectal Excision
PURPOSE: The aim of this article was to examine local recurrence after curative resection for carcinoma of the rectum in which the surgical technique of total mesorectal excision was not performed. METHODS: A single surgeon managed the patients and the data collected prospectively. Total excision of the distal mesorectum was not performed in the upper third or mid rectum. RESULTS: From 1969 to 1993 curative resections were performed in 549 patients, of which 17 died postoperatively, leaving 532...[Show more]
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