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Laparoscopic TME: does preoperative chemoradiotherapy increase complications?

Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2012;12(12). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enrullier005

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The additional use of radiotherapy has changed the treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) dramatically. But a major achievement has been the development of total mesorectal excision (TME) as a surgical standard. In this lecture, Prof. Rullier discusses preoperative chemoradiotherapy in the management of rectal cancer with TME. The results of his experience are presented.