The role of abdominoperineal resection as surgical therapy for anorectal melanoma.

@article{Yeh2006TheRO,
  title={The role of abdominoperineal resection as surgical therapy for anorectal melanoma.},
  author={Jen Jen J. Yeh and Jinru Shia and Wen Jen Hwu and Klaus J. Busam and Philip B. Paty and Jos{\'e} G. Guillem and Daniel G. Coit and W. Douglas Wong and Martin R Weiser},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={244 6},
  pages={1012-7}
}
OBJECTIVES 1) Characterize changes in the surgical treatment of anorectal melanoma over time. 2) Determine if the extent of surgical resection is associated with outcome. 3) Identify prognostic factors correlating with survival. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Although early data suggested improved survival in patients undergoing abdominoperineal resection (APR) for primary anorectal melanoma, such an aggressive approach may be unwarranted as distant relapse rates are high. We have seen a trend… CONTINUE READING

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