When is local excision appropriate for “early” rectal cancer?

  title={When is local excision appropriate for “early” rectal cancer?},
  author={Kotaro Maeda and Yoshikazu Koide and Hidetoshi Katsuno},
  booktitle={Surgery Today},
Local excision is increasingly performed for “early stage” rectal cancer in the US; however, local recurrence after local excision has become a controversial issue in Western countries. Local recurrence is considered to originate based on the type of tumor and procedure performed, and in surgical margin-positive cases. This review focuses on the inclusion… CONTINUE READING