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Extralevator abdominoperineal excision for low rectal cancer: oncological outcome after five-year follow-up
South African Journal of Surgery
BACKGROUND: Extralevator abdominoperineal excision (ELAPE) is a surgical technique that is indicated for low rectal cancer where sphincter preservation is not possible. Compared to conventional abdominoperineal excision major advantages of ELAPE are the risk reduction of intraoperative bowel perforation and positive circumferential margin which lead to a better oncological outcome. The aim of this study was to present our results in ELAPE surgery METHODS: From February 2011 to February 2015, 40doi:10.17159/2078-5151/2021/v59n4a3418 fatcat:lt7qtng56zhe5ghimuxtyyxwcu