A prospective study of local recurrence after resection and low stapled anastomosis in 183 patients with rectal cancer.

@article{Rubbini1990APS,
  title={A prospective study of local recurrence after resection and low stapled anastomosis in 183 patients with rectal cancer.},
  author={Michele Rubbini and G F Vettorello and Claudia Guerrera and Carina Mar{\'i} and Dino De Anna and Francesco G Mascoli and E. Dalla Pozza and Vincenzo Gasbarro and Ippolito Donini},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1990},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={117-21}
}
Local recurrence is the most serious complication of anterior resection for rectal cancer, usually occurring during the first two years after surgery. Over a five-year period, from 1981 to 1986, 183 patients underwent anterior resection for rectal carcinoma at the Surgery Ward of the University of Ferrara. Patients were followed for two years postoperatively. All operations were performed with staplers and classified according to Dukes, with 43 cases of Dukes' A; 83 cases of Dukes' B; and 57… CONTINUE READING