• Medicine
  • Published in Hepato-gastroenterology 2007

Usefulness of local excision for early lower rectal cancer.

  title={Usefulness of local excision for early lower rectal cancer.},
  author={Hidenori Miyamoto and Masanori Nishioka and Nobuhiro Kurita and Tateo Nakagawa and Kouzou Yoshikawa and Jun Higashijima and Tomohiko Miyatani and Mitsuo Shimada},
  volume={54 75},
BACKGROUND/AIMS The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term results of transanal excision compared with major surgery for lower rectal cancer. METHODOLOGY This retrospective study included 14 patients with early rectal cancer within 8cm from the anal verge treated by local excision in the period from January 1991 to December 2000, and 16 patients treated by major surgery in the period from January 1996 to December 2000. We evaluated the prognosis or anorectal or urinary function of… CONTINUE READING