Treatment of rectal cancer by low anterior resection with coloanal anastomosis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anal Canal
  • Colon
  • Rectal Neoplasms

abstract

  • Low anterior resection combined with coloanal anastomosis provides good treatment for mid-rectal cancers and for some distal rectal cancers. Pelvic recurrence is not associated with short distal resection margins but is correlated with the presence of histopathologic markers of aggressive disease in the primary tumor. Long-term preservation of anal sphincter function depends primarily on control of pelvic tumor and can be achieved in more than 90% of patients.

publication date

  • April 1994

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1243153

PubMed ID

  • 8161262

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 365

end page

  • 73

volume

  • 219

number

  • 4