Oncological outcome of local vs radical resection of low-risk pT1 rectal cancer.

@article{Ptok2007OncologicalOO,
  title={Oncological outcome of local vs radical resection of low-risk pT1 rectal cancer.},
  author={Henry Ptok and Frank Marusch and Frank Meyer and Daniel Schubert and Ferdinand Dr Koeckerling and Ingo Gastinger and Hans Lippert},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={142 7},
  pages={
          649-55; discussion 656
        }
}
HYPOTHESIS Despite the noninclusion of locally draining lymph nodes, limited resection of low-risk pT1 rectal cancer can achieve an adequate oncological outcome with lower morbidity and mortality compared with radical resection. DESIGN Based on the data of a prospective multicenter observational study performed from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2001, patients with low-risk pT1 rectal cancer underwent analysis with regard to the early postoperative outcome and the oncological long… CONTINUE READING

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