Reconstruction methods (anastomotic methods) and postoperative function in low anterior resection of the rectum

Ho, Yik-Hong (2007) Reconstruction methods (anastomotic methods) and postoperative function in low anterior resection of the rectum. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Comprehensive Principles for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer. Nagai-Shoten, Japan, pp. 229-249.

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Abstract

The main priority in the surgical management of mid and distal rectal cancers is adequate oncologic clearance. It is generally accepted that this is achievable by total mesorectal excision, although in Japan extended pelvic lymphadenectomy is also used in selected cases. Total mesorectal excision involves precise excision of the entire rectum and para-rectal lymph nodes en-block within an oncologic package termed the 'mesorectal envelope'. A very low local recurrence rate of 3-6 percent (associated with improved 5 year survival) has proven to be repeatable, where the surgeon is adequately trained and the technique is correctly practised.

Item ID: 3003
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: rectal surgery; low anterior resection
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ISBN: 978-4-8159-1786-9
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2010 04:55
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures @ 100%
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