[Selection of the treatment method in rectal cancer].

From 1956 to 1982, 4126 patients suffering from rectal cancer underwent surgery, 3229 of them had radical operations. The total postoperative mortality rate came up to 7.1% (n = 295) in the radical operated group it was 6.6% (n = 214). Between 1956 to 1982 continence preserving surgical procedures were constantly on the increase 1956: 46.4%, 1982: 66.8… CONTINUE READING