Surgical salvage of recurrent rectal cancer after transanal excision Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Rectal Neoplasms
  • Salvage Therapy

abstract

  • Pelvic recurrence following transanal excision of early rectal cancer is often locally advanced, requiring an extended pelvic dissection with en bloc resection of adjacent pelvic organs to achieve salvage. The long-term outcome in patients undergoing resection is less than expected, considering the early stage of their initial disease. When contemplating local excision for early rectal cancer, the risk of local recurrence, the extent and morbidity of surgery required for salvage, and the modest cure rate following salvage should be considered.

publication date

  • June 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10350-004-0930-3

PubMed ID

  • 15793645

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1169

end page

  • 75

volume

  • 48

number

  • 6