Doing our best: surgery for rectal cancer

Bertagnolli, Monica M
December 2008
Gut;Dec2008, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p1643
Academic Journal
The article discusses the rectal cancer surgery. The surgery aims to attain R0 tumor resection and to achieve the post-surgical quality of life. There are four operations such as transanal excision, anterior resection (AR), abdominoperineal excision (APE) and Hartmann's resection, in doing surgery for rectal cancer. According to the author, the quality of a surgery lies on the work of a doctor.


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