Abdominoperineal resection: How is it done and what are the results?

W. Brian Perry, J. Christopher Connaughton

Resultado de la investigación: Review articlerevisión exhaustiva

66 Citas (Scopus)


Abdominoperineal resection (APR) for many years was the treatment of choice for most patients with rectal cancer. Recent advances in surgical technique and other treatment modalities have led to a marked increase in the rate of sphincter-sparing operations, with a concomitant decrease in APR. However, it is still necessary in selected patients, especially those with very distal tumors or poor sphincter function. This review will cover the history of APR, current operative strategy and complications, oncologic and quality of life results, as well as potential future advances.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)213-220
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
EstadoPublished - ago 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


Profundice en los temas de investigación de 'Abdominoperineal resection: How is it done and what are the results?'. En conjunto forman una huella única.

Citar esto