Results of a multicenter study of 1,057 cases of rectal cancer treated by laparoscopic surgery

@article{Miyajima2008ResultsOA,
  title={Results of a multicenter study of 1,057 cases of rectal cancer treated by laparoscopic surgery},
  author={Nobuyoshi Miyajima and Masaki Fukunaga and Hajime Hasegawa and Jun-ichi Tanaka and Junichiro Okuda and Masahiko Watanabe},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={113-118}
}
BackgroundThe aim of this study was to clarify the feasibility of laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer retrospectively in 28 centers throughout Japan.MethodsBetween May 1994 and February 2006, 1,057 selected patients with rectal cancer underwent laparoscopic surgery. All the data regarding the patient details, and operative and postoperative outcome were collected retrospectively.ResultsMean follow-up was 30 months. Procedures included anterior resection in 938, abdominoperineal resection in… CONTINUE READING
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