Intra-operative perforation: a risk factor for prognosis of low rectal cancer after abdominoperineal resection.

@article{Zhang2014IntraoperativePA,
  title={Intra-operative perforation: a risk factor for prognosis of low rectal cancer after abdominoperineal resection.},
  author={Xing-mao Zhang and J. R. Dai and Sheng-Hui Ma and Jian-Wei Liang and Zheng Wang and Jian-jun Bi and Zhi-xiang Zhou},
  journal={Medical oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={964}
}
This study was designed to explore the influence of intra-operative perforation on prognosis of low rectal cancer after APR and to investigate the risk factors of perforation. Perforation is not scarce during the procedure of abdominoperineal resection (APR). There is no consensus on perforation rate and related risk factor for APR. Data of 925 patients who received APR for low rectal cancer between January 2000 and August 2008 were reviewed. The intra-operative perforation rate was 7.4 % (68… CONTINUE READING

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