Maximizing rectal cancer results: TEM and TATA techniques to expand sphincter preservation.

@article{Marks2011MaximizingRC,
  title={Maximizing rectal cancer results: TEM and TATA techniques to expand sphincter preservation.},
  author={Jeffrey R. Marks and Joseph L. Frenkel and Anthony P. D'Andrea and Chistopher E Greenleaf},
  journal={Surgical oncology clinics of North America},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          501-20, viii-ix
        }
}
Rectal cancer management benefits from a multidisciplinary approach involving medical and radiation oncology as well as surgery. Presented are the current dominant issues in rectal cancer management with an emphasis on our treatment algorithm at the Lankenau Medical Center. By basing surgical decisions on the downstaged rectal cancer we explore how sphincter preservation can be extended even for cancers of the distal 3 cm of the rectum. TATA and TEM techniques can be used to effectively treat… CONTINUE READING
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