[Extend of colonic excision in the curative treatment of cancers of the left colon. Left or segmental hemicolectomy? A controlled prospective multicenter study].


The ideal extent of colic excision in the curative treatment of left colic cancers has not yet been defined. The aim of this study is to compare the survival rates following left hemicolectomy and segmental colectomy. Over a period of 5 years from 1980 to 1985, 270 consecutive patients with cancer of the left colon without visceral metastases nor invasion… (More)


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