Local excision of rectal cancer oncologic results

Jacob A. Greenberg, Ronald Bleday

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While radical resection remains the standard treatment for distal rectal cancer, recent improvements in preoperative screening modalities and lower rates of morbidity and mortality have led to renewed interest in local excision. Unfortunately, there are no randomized, controlled trials comparing local excision to APR, and the majority of the data supporting the use of local excision comes from small, single-institution retrospective reviews that do not lend themselves easily to comparison. In this article we will review the current oncologic results available for local excision of rectal cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-46
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Local excision
  • Oncologic results
  • Outcomes
  • Rectal cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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