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Revista Médica del Uruguay

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CHINELLI, Javier et al. Oncologic quality of the surgical resection in rectum cancer. Rev. Méd. Urug. [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.2, pp.48-66. ISSN 0303-3295.


The prognosis of rectal cancer depends, among other factors, on the oncologic quality of the surgical resection, including the correct dissection of the meso-rectum and adequate lymph node dissection


to describe the prognostic factors present in rectal cancer resections at the Surgical Clinic 2 of the Maciel Hospital.

Patients and methods:

36 patients underwent coordinated surgery procedures between 2012 and 2016.


meso-rectal dissection was complete in 60% of the cases, and an acceptable number of lymph nodes were obtained in over 50% of cases.


the quality of oncologic surgery for rectal cancer depends on several factors, being it possible to highlight the number of surgeries per year, the team’s experience, patient’s factors (sex, body mass index) and disease (low topography, stage, response to neoadyuvancy), among others.


the results obtained can be considered oncologically satisfactory.

Keywords : Rectal cancer; Meso-rectum excision.

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