Morbidity associated with the management of rectal cancer and its impact on patient quality of life.

Abstract

tention to cure. The goal of curative surgery in rectal cancer is tumor resection with adequate margins, which is addressed by performing a wide excision of the underlying soft tissue and associated lymph nodes. This implies an extension of tumor resection margins to at least 5 cm around the involved area. The surgical approach to rectal cancer considers… (More)

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