A population-based study on outcome in relation to the type of resection in low rectal cancer.

@article{Anderin2010APS,
  title={A population-based study on outcome in relation to the type of resection in low rectal cancer.},
  author={Claes Anderin and Anna Martling and Henrick Hellborg and Torbj{\"o}rn Holm},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2010},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={753-60}
}
PURPOSE : The aim of this population-based study was to assess treatment and outcome in patients resected for low rectal cancer, focusing on differences relating to the type of resection. METHODS All patients in Stockholm with a rectal cancer within 6 cm of the anal verge, diagnosed from January 1995 to December 2003, and treated with abdominoperineal resection, anterior resection, or Hartmann procedure were included (n = 613). Clinical data, histopathology, and outcome were analyzed in… CONTINUE READING