Safety and efficacy of low anterior resection for rectal cancer: 681 Consecutive cases from a specialty service Article Conference Paper uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Leukocytes
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Surgical Flaps

abstract

  • The use of preoperative chemoradiation results in increased operative time, blood loss, and pelvic abscess formation but does not increase the rate of anastomotic leaks or the length of hospital stay after low anterior resection for rectal cancer. The 5-year actuarial overall survival rate for patients undergoing curative resection exceeded 80%, with a local recurrence rate of 10%.

publication date

  • October 1999

Research

keywords

  • Conference Paper

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00000658-199910000-00010

PubMed ID

  • 10522724

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 544

end page

  • 52; discussion 552-4

volume

  • 230

number

  • 4