[Prevention of local recurrence after sphincter-saving resection for rectal cancer].

@article{Fukuda1991PreventionOL,
  title={[Prevention of local recurrence after sphincter-saving resection for rectal cancer].},
  author={Ikuo Fukuda and Masao Kameyama and Shingi Imaoka and Hiroshi Furukawa and Osamu Ishikawa and Toshiyuki Kabuto and Yo Sasaki and Hiroshi Koyama and Tomohiro Iwanaga},
  journal={Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy},
  year={1991},
  volume={18 11},
  pages={
          1965-7
        }
}
The main cause of local recurrence after curative operation for rectal cancer is intra-operative implantation of viable shed cancer cells. The present study was undertaken to investigate whether irrigation of remnant rectum prior to anastomosis would prevent local recurrence in rectal cancer. Remnant rectum was irrigated 20 times with physiologic saline using 30 ml enema syringe. One hundred thirty-five patients with rectal cancer underwent sphincter-saving resection for cure. Twenty-six of… CONTINUE READING

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