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BACKGROUND The relative rarity and anatomical position of retrorectal tumors may lead to difficulty in diagnosis and surgical management. METHODS This was a retrospective review of 62 patients who had resection of retrorectal tumors between 2002 and 2010. RESULTS All patients in this study were treated by excision of the retrorectal tumors. Surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common cause of cancer death worldwide. Numerous studies have identified the roles of survivin -31 G/C and angiotensin-converting enzyme insertion/deletion (ACE I/D) polymorphisms in CRC risk; however, the results remain inconclusive. This study was to investigate associations between these two polymorphisms(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of cancer morbidity and mortality worldwide. Bevacizumab plays an important role in the treatment of metastatic CRC (mCRC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of chemotherapy plus bevacizumab as first-line treatment in patients with mCRC. Randomized-controlled clinical trials comparing the(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to compare the long-term surgical outcomes of patients with mid and low rectal cancer after open or hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS). METHODS A case-matched controlled prospective analysis of 116 patients who underwent hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) for stage I to III mid and low rectal cancer from(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To describe the initial experience of simultaneous resection of colorectal cancer and liver metastases through hand-assisted laparoscopy (HALS). METHODOLOGY After endotracheal general anesthesia, patients were placed in the Trendelenburg with lithotomy position. A 5-cm longitudinal subumbilical port was created, and the Lap Disc device was(More)
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