Macroscopic assessment of mesorectal excision in rectal cancer: a useful tool for improving quality control in a multidisciplinary team.

@article{GarcaGranero2009MacroscopicAO,
  title={Macroscopic assessment of mesorectal excision in rectal cancer: a useful tool for improving quality control in a multidisciplinary team.},
  author={Eduardo Garc{\'i}a-Granero and Omar Faiz and Elena Gonzalez Munoz and Blas Flor and Samuel Navarro and Carmen Faus and Stephannie Anne Garc{\'i}a-Botello and Salvador Lled{\'o} and Andr{\'e}s Cervantes},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={115 15},
  pages={3400-11}
}
BACKGROUND High quality of surgical technique and the use of descriptive measures to assess and report surgical proficiency have been shown to influence locoregional tumor control in patients with rectal cancer. In this study, the authors have aimed to audit the implementation of a macroscopic assessment of mesorectal excision (MAME) and to investigate factors that influenced surgical quality and disease recurrence. METHODS All curative resections for rectal cancer were prospectively… CONTINUE READING

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