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[Current principles in surgical therapy of rectal cancer].

Authors
  • Saviano, M S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Minerva medica
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1989
Volume
80
Issue
10
Pages
1097–1101
Identifiers
PMID: 2682376
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Author critically analyzes the aims of curative surgery for rectal cancer, i.e. radical colonic resection, lymphoadenectomy, conservation of adequate post-surgical functionality of the remaining colon. Nowadays, therapy does not end with the exeresis of the primary cancer as an isolated stage but rather includes adequate follow-up to prevent metachronous cancer by detecting and removing recurrent adenomas. But it also includes early diagnosis of any recurrence of the primary cancer to facilitate adequate treatment.

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