Clin Surg | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Technical Report | Open Access

Are Doughnuts Really Resection Margins in the Anterior Resection Operation for Rectal Cancer?

Feizhao Jiang1, Kaiyan Yang2, Ling Ji1, Shanshan Lu2 and Shaotang Li1*

1Department of Colorectal Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China
2Department of Pathology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China

*Correspondance to: Shaotang Li 

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Abstract

Background: Pathologic examination in patients with cancer remains crucial for postoperative treatment and prognosis prediction. However, the method of pathologic examination in some patients with rectal cancer is not correct. Methods: The process of rectal cancer pathologic examination was analyzed in patients of rectal cancer who was undergone anterior resection operation. Results: We found the upper doughnut is proximal margin; however, the other under doughnut is not really distal margin. Conclusion: The evaluation of the distal margin should not only base on under doughnut but also combine with large specimens.

Keywords:

Pathologic examination; Rectal cancer; Doughnut; Resection margin

Citation:

Jiang F, Yang K, Ji L, Lu S, Li S. Are Doughnuts Really Resection Margins in the Anterior Resection Operation for Rectal Cancer?. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2490..

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