Complete mesocolic surgery improves outcomes in colon cancer
from Medscape (free login required)
In colorectal cancers, surgery represents a potentially curative outcome for patients with stage I-III disease. A surgical technique that involves complete removal of mesenteric layers is now a gold standard in rectal cancer surgery, but although it has also led to improved outcomes in colon surgery, its uptake among colon surgeons is slow. But experts now argue that the new technique should be taken up as a standard procedure worldwide.
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