DOES RECTAL WASHOUT DURING ANTERIOR RESECTION PREVENT LOCAL TUMOR RECURRENCE

@article{Agaba2004DOESRW,
  title={DOES RECTAL WASHOUT DURING ANTERIOR RESECTION PREVENT LOCAL TUMOR RECURRENCE},
  author={Emmanuel Atta Agaba},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2004},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={
          291-6
        }
}
PURPOSE Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the industrialized nations. Left-sided tumors, especially rectal, rectosigmoid, and sigmoid, account for more than half of these tumors. Among many colorectal surgeons, the practice of rectal washout with cytocidal agents before anastomosis is common. It is widely believed that this practice prevents implantation of free malignant cells. It is unclear whether this translates into a reduction in the incidence of local… CONTINUE READING
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