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Total pelvic exenteration.
Chirurg 81, 897-901 (2010)
Over the last decades total pelvic exenteration (TPE) has evolved into an established and safe surgical technique for locally advanced pelvic malignancies. Depending on the type of cancer 5 year overall survival rates of up to 66% and a satisfactory postsurgical quality of life have been reported. Currently infiltration of the pelvic side wall and resectable metastases are not necessarily a contraindication to a curative approach; furthermore, TPE can also be useful in palliative surgery. In locally recurrent rectal cancer TPE is the treatment of choice if the tumor is deemed resectable. A multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic approach is of utmost importance, hence patients should be treated in specialized centers.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0009-4722
Quellenangaben Volume: 81, Issue: 10, Pages: 897-901
Publisher Berufsverband der Deutschen Chirurgen
Institute(s) Institute for Pancreatic Beta Cell Research (IPI)