Quality assurance of pelvic autonomic nerve-preserving surgery for advanced lower rectal cancer—preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial


Pelvic autonomic nerve-preserving (PANP) lateral node dissection (LLND) has been introduced in rectal cancer surgery in Japan, but quality assurance of this approach has not been tested by randomized controlled trials. Patients with advanced lower rectal cancer were randomized either to complete PANP + LLND surgery combined with intraoperative radiotherapy… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00423-010-0655-9


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