Complications after preoperative combined modality therapy and radical resection of locally advanced rectal cancer: A 14-year experience from a specialty service Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Preoperative Care
  • Rectal Neoplasms

abstract

  • Although postoperative mortalities are rare, complications requiring treatment can be anticipated in one-third of patients undergoing preoperative combined modality therapy and total mesorectal excision. A policy of selective fecal diversion after preoperative combined modality therapy and total mesorectal excision for locally advanced rectal cancer can achieve low rates of pelvic sepsis, but may lead to an increased incidence of small bowel obstruction.

publication date

  • June 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2005.02.027

PubMed ID

  • 15922198

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 876

end page

  • 82; discussion 882-4

volume

  • 200

number

  • 6