Impact of distal clearance margin on oncologic outcome after restorative resection of the rectum.

@article{Bozzetti1997ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of distal clearance margin on oncologic outcome after restorative resection of the rectum.},
  author={Frederico Bozzetti and Luigi Mariani and Rosalba Miceli and Fabrizio Montalto and Dario Baratti and Salvatore Ambrogio Andreola},
  journal={Tumori},
  year={1997},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={907-11}
}
There is considerable controversy about the distal clearance margin that needs to be maintained beyond the extent of a rectal tumor in order to reduce the risk of local recurrence. We investigated the rate of local recurrence, distant metastases and survival in 87 patients who had undergone radical restorative resection of the rectum for cancer and had been followed up for a median period of over 6 years, and we analyzed the statistical relation (log-rank test for trend) with the length of the… CONTINUE READING

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