Transanal endoscopic microsurgery and radical surgery for T1 and T2 rectal cancer

@article{Lee2002TransanalEM,
  title={Transanal endoscopic microsurgery and radical surgery for T1 and T2 rectal cancer},
  author={Wooyong Lee and Dong Gun Lee and Seong Choi and H. -K. Chun},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2002},
  volume={17},
  pages={1283-1287}
}
Background: Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) has gained increasing acceptance as a local treatment of early rectal cancer. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of TEM and radical surgery in patients with T1 and T2 rectal cancer. Methods: From October 1994 to December 2000, 74 patients with T1 and T2 rectal adenocarcinoma treated with TEM were compared with 100 patients with T1N0M0 and T2N0M0 rectal adenocarcinoma treated with radical surgery. Retrospective analysis was… CONTINUE READING
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