Anterior resection for adenocarcinoma of the distal large bowel.


Journal Article

Among 400 patients with adenocarcinoma of the distal large bowel, anterior resection resulted in more anastomotic leaks, postoperative urinary retention and diarrhea when used for lesions of the mid-rectum than when used for lesions of the proximal rectum or sigmoid colon. However, the operative mortality, long-term morbidity and 2 year survival were similar among patients with lesions at all three locations.

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Cited Authors

  • Akwari, OE; Kelly, KA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 139 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 88 - 94

PubMed ID

  • 7350850

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7350850

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9610

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9610(80)90235-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States