Quality of life and functional outcome following anterior or abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer.

@article{Guren2005QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life and functional outcome following anterior or abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer.},
  author={Marianne Gr\onlie Guren and Morten Tandberg Eriksen and Johan Nicolay Wiig and Erik Carlsen and Arild Nesbakken and Helgi Kjartan Sigurdsson and Arne Wibe and Kjell Magne Tveit},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={
          735-42
        }
}
AIMS The aims of the study were (1) to evaluate quality of life (QoL) and functional outcome in patients following anterior resection (AR) or abdominoperineal resection (APR) for rectal cancer, and (2) whether these outcomes were dependent on the level of anastomosis. METHODS Patients who were without recurrent or metastatic disease were identified from… CONTINUE READING