Indications and results of local treatment of rectal cancer.

  title={Indications and results of local treatment of rectal cancer.},
  author={B R Mentges and Gerhard F. Buess and G. Effinger and Klaus H. Manncke and Horst Dieter Becker},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={84 3},
BACKGROUND Local therapy of early rectal carcinoma has become an alternative to the classical radical operation which has a higher morbidity and mortality rate. METHODS Rectal carcinoma was treated by transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) in 113 patients. The indications for the procedure were pT1 low-risk tumour, advanced tumour in high-risk patients, and patients who refused more radical surgery based on oncological guidelines. RESULTS Sixty-four patients had pT1, 33 pT2 and 16 pT3… CONTINUE READING

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