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Long-term oncologic outcomes after laparoscopic versus open rectal cancer resection: a high-quality population-based analysis in a Southern German district

Draeger, Teresa ; Völkel, Vinzenz ; Gerken, Michael ; Klinkhammer-Schalke, Monika ; Fürst, Alois


An increasing number of rectal carcinoma resections in Germany and worldwide are performed laparoscopically. The recently published COLOR II trial demonstrated the oncologic safety of this surgical approach. It remains unclear whether these findings can be transferred to clinical practice. This population-based retrospective cohort study aimed to evaluate 5-year overall, relative, disease-free, ...


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