Prone or lithotomy positioning during an abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer results in comparable oncologic outcomes.

@article{CamposLobato2011ProneOL,
  title={Prone or lithotomy positioning during an abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer results in comparable oncologic outcomes.},
  author={Luiz Felipe de Campos-Lobato and Luca L. Stocchi and David W. Dietz and Ian C. Lavery and Victor Warren Fazio and Matthew F Kalady},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={939-46}
}
BACKGROUND There is debate whether performing the perineal part of the abdominoperineal resection in a prone position in comparison with a lithotomy position optimizes circumferential resection margins and, subsequently, cancer outcomes. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of patients undergoing abdominoperineal in a prone vs a lithotomy position. DESIGN A single-center, prospectively maintained colorectal cancer database was queried for patients with stages I to III… CONTINUE READING
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