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Title: Management of rectal cancer in the elderly: the role of local excision.
Epworth Authors: Ng, Michael
Smart, Philip
Mackay, John
Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Steel, Malcolm
Keywords: General Surgery and Gastroenterology Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
Epworth Research Institute Research Week 2016
Epworth Research Institute Major Research Grant
Rectal Cancer
Neoplasms, Rectal
Cancer of the Rectum
Colorectal Surgery
Length of Stay
Issue Date: Jul-2016
Conference Name: Epworth Research Institute Research Week 2016.
Conference Location: Epworth HealthCare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
Abstract: The incidence of rectal cancer increases with age in an ageing population, difficult decisions regarding the management of rectal cancers in frail patients with co-morbidities are becoming increasingly common. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for rectal cancer, however the standard approach of total mesorectal excision is associated with a risk of operative morbidity and mortality in the elderly patient. Local excision can macroscopically clear cancer with lower operative risk, however it is considered a non-fefinitive resection. Controversy exists in many instances where the balance between operative mortality, local recurrence risk and overall lifespan is debated.
Type: Conference Poster
Affiliated Organisations: Department of Surgery, Eastern Health, Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Multicentre Studies
Appears in Collections:Cancer Services
General Surgery and Gastroenterology
Health Informatics
Research Month

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