Palliative resections in the treatment of primary colorectal cancer.

Seventy-eight patients underwent palliative resections for adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum. The operative mortality was 6.4 per cent. The high morbidity rate of 43.5 per cent, mostly attributable to errors in operative technic and sepsis, could not be related to the extent of tumor spread. In fifty-nine patients long-term follow-up revealed a mean… CONTINUE READING