Long-term survival after endoscopic transanal resection of rectal tumours.

@article{Dickinson1993LongtermSA,
  title={Long-term survival after endoscopic transanal resection of rectal tumours.},
  author={Andrew J Dickinson and Adrian P. Savage and N. J. M. C. Mortensen and Michael G W Kettlewell},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={80 11},
  pages={1401-4}
}
The outcome and survival of 120 consecutive patients of median age 78 years with rectal tumours who underwent endoscopic transanal resection were assessed. Thirty-eight patients (32 per cent) were treated for large villous adenoma. These patients underwent a median of 2 (range 1-5) resections and the overall 5-year survival rate was 78.2 per cent. Of 82 patients with rectal cancer, 33 (28 per cent of the 120) had tumours amenable to conventional surgery but for the patient's age or infirmity… CONTINUE READING