Local recurrence after anterior resection for rectal cancer using a double stapling technique.

@article{Moran1992LocalRA,
  title={Local recurrence after anterior resection for rectal cancer using a double stapling technique.},
  author={Brendan J Moran and J. C. Blenkinsop and Derek Finnis},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={79 8},
  pages={
          836-8
        }
}
Fifty-five patients of mean age 69 (range 41-96) years with rectal cancer (Dukes' A:B:C, 11:24:20) underwent anterior resection using a double stapling technique under the care of one consultant surgeon between 1983 and 1988. The mean distance of the anastomosis from the anal margin was 7.2 (range 4-13) cm. The clinical leak rate was 9 per cent (five patients). There were three postoperative deaths from pulmonary embolism, lower limb ischaemia and renal failure. On prospective follow-up, 35… CONTINUE READING
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