Total mesorectal excision and local recurrence: a study of tumour spread in the mesorectum distal to rectal cancer.

@article{Scott1995TotalME,
  title={Total mesorectal excision and local recurrence: a study of tumour spread in the mesorectum distal to rectal cancer.},
  author={Nigel Scott and Paul Jackson and Tareq M R Al-Jaberi and Michael F. Dixon and Philip Quirke and Paul J. Finan},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={82 8},
  pages={
          1031-3
        }
}
Total mesorectal excision (TME) appears to be associated with a reduced local recurrence rate following surgery for rectal cancer. Of 20 patients with rectal cancer in whom TME was performed, adenocarcinoma was found in the distal mesorectum in four. Distal mesorectal spread often extended further than intramural spread. Patients with tumour in the distal mesorectum had a worse outcome at 4-year follow-up, a greater risk of local recurrence and an increased frequency of distant metastasis… CONTINUE READING
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