Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

Gastric & Breast Cancer e-journal
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2009.0109


Rectal cancer resection: Progress with Laparoscopic and robotic surgery

Ernst Hanisch, M.D.

Affiliation: Prof. Ernst Hanisch, Chefarzt und Ärztlicher Direktor, Klinik für Allgemein- Viszeral- und Endokrine Chirurgie, Asklepios Klinik Langen, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der JWG-Universität Frankfurt, Röntgenstr 20, 63225 Langen.
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Recent data have demonstrated that quality of life (QOL) can substantially be improved without any worsening in oncological outcomes. However, for rectal cancer such evidence does not still exist [1].

To shed light on this issue, Ng and colleagues [2] report on laparoscopic rectal cancer resection published in the Jan. 2009 issue of the Annals of Surgery. The authors evaluated the results of 579 patients underwent laparoscopic resection for rectal cancer at a single institution in Hong Kong, China over a 15-year period (1992-2007). Out of these patients, 316 had laparoscopic anterior resection and 152 patients had laparoscopic sphincter saving total mesorectal excision (TME).


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