Permanent diversion rates after neoadjuvant therapy and coloanal anastomosis for rectal cancer.

@article{Nelson2009PermanentDR,
  title={Permanent diversion rates after neoadjuvant therapy and coloanal anastomosis for rectal cancer.},
  author={R. Scott Nelson and Elena Boland and Ben Ewing and Garnet J. Blatchford and Charles A. Ternent and Maniamparampil Shashidharan and Natalie A. Tran and Jennifer Beaty and Alan G. Thorson},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={198 6},
  pages={765-70}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the rate of permanent diversion in patients undergoing coloanal anastomosis after neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of patients with rectal cancer who underwent a total mesorectal excision of a tumor within 9 cm of the anal verge. RESULTS There were 201… CONTINUE READING