Improved outcome after emergency surgery for cancer of the large intestine.

  title={Improved outcome after emergency surgery for cancer of the large intestine.},
  author={Norbert S. F. Runkel and U. G. Hinz and Thomas Lehnert and Heinz Johannes Buhr and Ch Herfarth},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={85 9},
BACKGROUND Emergency surgery for colorectal cancer has become more aggressive and radical over the past decade. This retrospective review analyses the impact on outcome. METHODS The results of emergency surgery within 24 h of admission were compared between 1982 and 1987 (77 patients) and 1988 and 1993 (75 patients). Patient and tumour characteristics were similar in both groups. RESULTS Right colonic obstruction or perforation was treated by primary resection and anastomosis in 11 of 12… CONTINUE READING
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