Laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer: oncological results and clinical outcome of 225 patients

  title={Laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer: oncological results and clinical outcome of 225 patients},
  author={Ayman El Agha and Alois Fuerst and Johanna Hierl and Igors Iesalnieks and Gabriel Glockzin and Matthias Anthuber and K H Jauch and Hans J. Schlitt},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
The efficacy and feasibility of laparoscopic resection for rectal cancer has been proved, but the results of prospective, randomized studies are not yet available. Here we present a prospective observational study evaluating oncological and clinical outcome after laparoscopic surgery in patients with rectal cancer. Between January 1998 and March 2005, 225 patients with rectal adenocarcinoma underwent laparoscopic surgery at the University of Regensburg Medical Center. Clinical and oncological… CONTINUE READING


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