Saving the sphincter in rectal cancer: are we prepared to change practice

Marina Wallace, R. Glynne-Jones

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    Abstract

    Total mesorectal excision and preoperative radiation with or without chemotherapy has led to a reduction in local recurrence rates in patients with rectal cancer. This article examines the effect such treatment has on the rate of sphincter preservation in patients with rectal cancers close to the anal sphincter mechanism and looks at the evidence for changing clinical practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)302-309
    JournalColorectal Disease
    Volume9
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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