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BACKGROUND Rectal cancer management has evolved into a complex multimodality approach with survival, local recurrence, and quality of life parameters being the relevant endpoints. Surgical treatment for low rectal cancer has changed dramatically over the past 100 years. DISCUSSION Abdominoperineal resection, once the standard of care for all rectal(More)
INTRODUCTION Repair of large paraesophageal hernias by itself is associated with high failure rates in the morbidly obese. A surgical approach addressing both giant paraesophageal hernia and morbid obesity has, to our knowledge, not been explored in the surgical literature. METHODS A retrospective review of a bariatric surgery database identified patients(More)
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