Hideki Yamakoshi

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PURPOSE To clarify the indications for autonomic nerve-sparing operations for rectal cancer, the presence of lymph nodes and metastasis in the tissue around the autonomic nerve were examined in 28 rectal cancer patients. These were staged as pT2 in 8 patients, pT3 in 19 patients, and pT4 in 1 patient histopathologically. METHODS The specimens of the(More)
Preservation of the pelvic plexus in surgery for rectal cancer could shorten the distance between the cancer and the lateral resection margin, whereby the curability of the operation may be reduced. To clarify the indications for preserving the pelvic plexus in such surgery, the relationship of the pelvic plexus to the rectum and rectal cancer was(More)
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