Impact of lateral pelvic lymph node dissection on evacuatory and urinary functions following low anterior resection for advanced rectal carcinoma

@article{Matsuoka2005ImpactOL,
  title={Impact of lateral pelvic lymph node dissection on evacuatory and urinary functions following low anterior resection for advanced rectal carcinoma},
  author={Hiroyoshi Matsuoka and Tadahiko Masaki and Masanori Sugiyama and Yutaka Atomi},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={390},
  pages={517-522}
}
Lateral pelvic lymph node dissection (LPLD) has been reported to be beneficial in terms of survival for locally advanced low rectal carcinoma. However, the impact of LPLD on bowel function has not yet been determined by means of anorectal physiologic investigation. Fifty-seven rectal cancer patients who underwent low anterior resection were evaluated with clinical and physiologic parameters. Of these, 15 patients had LPLD. The postoperative bowel and urinary function were evaluated with… CONTINUE READING
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