Dis Colon Rectum 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.
Department of Surgery, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, Cancer Center Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, Netherlands Department of Surgery, Amphia, Breda, Netherlands Department of Surgery, Reinier de Graaf Hospital, Delft, the Netherlands. Department of Surgery, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Free University Amsterdam, Cancer Center Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Department of Surgery, Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede, the Netherlands.
Background: Transanal and robotic-assisted total mesorectal excision are techniques that can potentially overcome challenges encountered with a pure laparoscopic approach in patients with rectal cancer.
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the proportion and predictive factors of restorative procedures and subsequent short-term outcomes of three minimally invasive techniques to treat low rectal cancer.
Design: This is a nationwide observational comparative registry study. Read More