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Local recurrence after curative excision of the rectum for cancer without adjuvant therapy: role of total anatomical dissection

Bokey, E; Ojerskog, B; Chapuis, P; Dent, Owen; Newland, R; Sinclair, G


Background: The wide variability of reported local recurrence rates after curative resection of rectal cancer without adjuvant therapy may be a consequence of many different factors. However, few studies have investigated the potential effects of such factors on local recurrence by multivariate analysis. The present study examined clinical and tumour characteristics, operation type and operative technique as potential predictors of local recurrence in patients treated by surgery alone. Methods:...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Surgery
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2168.1999.01216.x


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