Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision: a consecutive series of 100 patients.


OBJECTIVE To analyze total mesorectal excision (TME) for rectal cancer by the laparoscopic approach during a prospective nonrandomized trial. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Improved local control and survival rates in the treatment of rectal cancer have been reported after TME. METHODS The authors conducted a prospective consecutive series of 100 laparoscopic… (More)