Distal clearance margin of 1 cm or less: A safe distance in lower rectum cancer surgery

Ermanno Leo, Filiberto Belli, Rosalba Miceli, Luigi Mariani, GianFrancesco F. Gallino, Luigi Battaglia, Alberto Vannelli, Salvatore Andreola

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic role of distal clearance margin (DCM) in lower rectum cancer surgery. Materials and methods: Two-hundred-three cancer patients underwent total rectal resection, possibly followed by adjuvant chemoradiotherapy. DCM was classified as positive or negative (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-322
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Colorectal Disease
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Distal resection margin
  • Rectal cancer
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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