Case-Matched Comparison of Functional and Quality of Life Outcomes of Local Excision and Total Mesorectal Excision Following Chemoradiotherapy for Rectal Cancer

Video Author:Suzanne Brachet, M.D. • Hélène Meillat, M.D. • Brice Chanez, M.D., Ph.D. • Jean-Philippe Ratone, M.D. • Serge Brunelle, M.D. • Marguerite Tyran, M.D. • Flora Poizat, M.D. Cécile de Chaisemartin, M.D. • Bernard Lelong, M.D.

Published on:November 14, 2022

When indicated, local excision improves the bowel function and quality of life of patients undergoing surgery for rectal cancer after chemoradiotherapy compared with total mesorectal excision.