Intramural and mesorectal distal spread detected by whole-mount sections in the determination of optimal distal resection margin in patients undergoing surgery for rectosigmoid or rectal cancer without preoperative therapy.

@article{Shimada2011IntramuralAM,
  title={Intramural and mesorectal distal spread detected by whole-mount sections in the determination of optimal distal resection margin in patients undergoing surgery for rectosigmoid or rectal cancer without preoperative therapy.},
  author={Yoshifumi Shimada and Yasumasa Takii and Satoshi Maruyama and Tamaki Ohta},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={1510-20}
}
BACKGROUND The current Japanese general rules for clinical and pathologic studies on cancer of the colon, rectum, and anus state that a 3-cm distal resection margin is needed in resecting rectosigmoid cancer and rectal cancer with a distal edge above the peritoneal reflection, and 2 cm is needed for rectal cancer with a distal edge below the peritoneal reflection. The appropriateness of these rules has not been proved. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate the appropriateness of the Japanese… CONTINUE READING
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