In the Editorial appearing in the August 2012 issue, the inaugural article in the Historical Perspectives section was mistakenly attributed to Rodrigo O. Perez. The first author of the Historical Perspectives article is Fábio Guilherme Campos.
Therefore, the correct sentence in the final paragraph of the Editorial should read as follows:
The inaugural article by Fábio Guilherme Campos et al., “Abdominal Excision: Evolution of a Centenary Operation” is an outstanding review of the evolution of surgery for rectal cancer.8
In addition, reference 8 in this Editorial contains an incorrect author listing. The correct reference 8 is as follows.
Campos FG, Habr-Gama A, Nahas SC, Perez RO. Abdominal excision: evolution of a centenary operation. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012;55:844–853.
We apologize for this error and any inconvenience that has resulted.
1. Madoff RD. The uses of surgical history. Dis Colon Rectum.. 2012;55:829–830