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TEM in the treatment of recurrent rectal cancer in elderly.
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PMID:  23282472     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Transanal microscopic surgery is an important application of minimally invasive surgery of rectum, allowing realization of complex transanal intervention. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During the period between January 2002 and December 2010, seven patients, five men and two women, average age 75 years, with early rectal cancer recurrence were selected for this type of surgical palliative procedure. The selection of the patients is made by: transrectal ultrasonography, colonoscopy and abdominal ultrasonografy, to rule out liver metastases, CT with and without enema, PET CT. Follow-up is approximately 12-30 months. RESULTS: The pathologic staging confirms the complete excision of recurrences. Then patients are referred for more complementary therapies. DISCUSSION: The significance of conservative treatment for local recurrence of rectum adenocarcinoma is still controversial because the recurrence is an expression of tumor spread not controlled by oncological surgical and radio/chemo therapy CONCLUSION: In selected subjects such as the elderly, based on equal oncological treatment, the reduction of surgical trauma, preservation of anatomical integrity and resolution of symptoms are important results. KEY WORDS: Mininvasive Surgery, Palliative Surgery,Recurrence of Rectal Cancer.
Gennaro Quarto; Luigi Sivero; Giacomo Benassai; Luigi Bucci; Vincenzo Desiato; Stefano Perrotta; Gianluca Benassai; Salvatore Massa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-29
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Title:  Annali italiani di chirurgia     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0003-469X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ital Chir     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2013-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0372343     Medline TA:  Ann Ital Chir     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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