Mar 1, 1994

Management of advanced rectal cancer

The British Journal of Surgery
R J Baigrie, A R Berry

Abstract

If possible, palliative resection should be undertaken for advanced rectal cancer as it provides good relief of local symptoms; there is, however, little evidence that it prolongs survival. If palliative excision is not possible, endoscopic transanal resection may be used for obstructing lesions at or below the peritoneal reflection. Laser therapy is an alternative in the frail. Both procedures allow quick and effective relief of symptoms. These methods and other options for treating advanced rectal cancer are described in this review.

Mentioned in this Paper

Endoscopy (Procedure)
Rectal Neoplasms
TNM Staging System
Pelvic Exenteration
Malignant Rectal Neoplasm
Combined Modality Therapy
Rectal Carcinoma
Peritoneum
Peritoneal
Electrocoagulation

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