Resection margins in modern rectal cancer surgery

Nir Wasserberg, Haim Gutman*

*Corresponding author for this work

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At present, the preferred treatment for rectal cancer is low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision and sphincter preservation. Complete removal of the tumor's lymphatic and vascular pad with free resection margins has led to a reduction in rates of local recurrence and improved disease-specific survival. In addition to the distal and proximal margins from the tumor edge, for an optimal outcome, it is essential to consider distal mesorectal spread and the circumferential mesorectal margin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-615
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2008


  • Circumferential margin
  • Rectal cancer
  • Resection margin


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