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Does extended surgery influence health-related quality of life in patients with rectal cancer?

Authors
  • Orsini, Ricardo G
  • Vermeer, Thomas A
  • Traa, Marjan J
  • Nieuwenhuijzen, Grard A P
  • de Hingh, Ignace H J T
  • Rutten, Harm J T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2015
Volume
58
Issue
2
Pages
179–185
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000292
PMID: 25585075
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study showed no major differences between patients undergoing total mesorectal excision surgery and those receiving extended surgery, with the exception of body image, which was significantly lower in patients <70 years undergoing extended surgery. In all patient groups, treatment for rectal cancer influenced sexual activity dramatically. Awareness of the impact of surgery on health-related quality of life and sexuality is needed.

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