Mesorectal excision for rectal cancer.


A series of 103 consecutive rectal cancers was prospectively documented. Laparotomy was performed in 78 patients of whom five did not undergo resection. Resection was considered curative unless there were liver metastases or biopsy-proven residual disease. Nine patients had a palliative resection. Thus 64 patients underwent a curative resection, 52 (81 per… (More)


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