Introduction to Total Mesorectal Excision

Samir Delibegovic

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of mortality in the West, and rectal cancer accounts for about 25% of the colon cancers. The concept of total mesothelial excision (TME) was the most important event in surgery for rectal cancer of the last two decades, because even without a curative approach, it reduced local recurrence and extended 5-year survival. [Med Arch 2017; 71(6.000): 434-438]

Keywords: rectal cancer, TME, mesorectum, CRM, Circumferential Resection Line

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