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Hager Th. M.D.; Gall, F. P. M.D.; Hermanek, P. M.D.
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: March 1983
doi: 10.1007/BF02560156
Local excision of cancer of the rectum: PDF Only

Local excision of rectal cancer can be a part of treatment of this tumor. The authors do not feel that this procedure is only palliative. Clinical staging I and II, tumor diameter less than 3 cm, malignancy grade 1 or 2, invasion no deeper than the submucosa, and no signet-cell carcinoma are all requisites for limited, local excision of rectal carcinoma. Patients operated upon under these criteria have a five-year survival rate of 89.6±21.7 per cent for those with invasion into the submucosa and 78±49.9 per cent for those with invasion into the muscularis propria. But to get such good results, strict self control must be exercised in selecting patients.

Read at the meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, San Francisco, California, May 2 to 6, 1982.

© The ASCRS 1983