Effects of obesity in rectal cancer surgery.

  title={Effects of obesity in rectal cancer surgery.},
  author={Hueylan Chern and Joanne Fu-Lou Chou and Charan Donkor and Jinru Shia and Jos{\'e} G. Guillem and Garrett M. Nash and Philip B. Paty and Larissa K. F. Temple and W. Douglas Wong and Martin R Weiser},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={211 1},
BACKGROUND Increased local recurrence after total mesorectal excision (TME) in obese rectal cancer patients has been attributed to technical difficulties associated with adiposity. In this study, we evaluate whether higher body mass index (BMI) compromises surgical resection in patients with locally advanced, mid-to-low rectal cancer after neoadjuvant therapy, adversely affecting long-term oncologic outcomes. STUDY DESIGN Five-hundred and ninety-six patients with uT3/4 and/or uN1 rectal… CONTINUE READING