Restorative Procedures

  • J. W. Milsom
  • H.-J. Cho

Abstract

Rectal cancer is a common malignancy in the USA and, by itself (apart from cancer of colon), ranks sixth among intestinal malignancies [1[. DespIte expanding interest in chemotherapy and radiation therapy for the management of rectal cancer, surgical efforts remain the foundation of nearly all curative therapy. Applying the most advanced surgical principles, the surgeon now has the opportunity to excise completely most rectal cancers and give the majority of patients the possibility of anal sphincter preservation and relatively normal bowel and pelvic function.

Keywords

Obesity Catheter Ischemia Adenocarcinoma Radium 

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