What is the risk for a permanent stoma after low anterior resection of the rectum for cancer? A six-year follow-up of a multicenter trial.

@article{Lindgren2011WhatIT,
  title={What is the risk for a permanent stoma after low anterior resection of the rectum for cancer? A six-year follow-up of a multicenter trial.},
  author={Rickard Lindgren and Olof J Hallb{\"o}{\"o}k and J{\"o}rgen N. Ruteg{\aa}rd and Rune I. Sj{\"o}dahl and Peter E Matthiessen},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={41-7}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the risk for permanent stoma after low anterior resection of the rectum for cancer. METHODS In a nationwide multicenter trial 234 patients undergoing low anterior resection of the rectum were randomly assigned to a group with defunctioning stomas (n = 116) or a group with no defunctioning stomas (n = 118). The median age was 68 years, 45% of the patients were women, 79% had preoperative radiotherapy, and 4% had International Union Against Cancer… CONTINUE READING
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