T1 adenocarcinoma of the rectum: Transanal excision or radical surgery? Article Conference Paper uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Leukocytes
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Surgical Flaps

abstract

  • Despite a similar risk profile in the 2 surgical groups, patients with T1 rectal cancer treated by local excision were observed to have a 3- to 5-fold higher risk of tumor recurrence compared with patients treated by radical surgery. Local excision should be reserved for low-risk cancers in patients who will accept an increased risk of tumor recurrence, prolonged surveillance, and possible need for aggressive salvage surgery. Radical resection is the more definitive surgical treatment of T1 rectal cancers.

publication date

  • October 2005

Research

keywords

  • Conference Paper

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.sla.0000183355.94322.db

PubMed ID

  • 16192807

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 472

end page

  • 7; discussion 477-9

volume

  • 242

number

  • 4