Lower anterior resection

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A lower anterior resection, formally known as anterior resection of the rectum and anterior excision of the rectum or simply anterior resection, is a common surgery for rectal cancer. It is commonly abbreviated as LAR.

LARs are for cancer in the proximal two-thirds of the rectum.[1]

LARs, generally, give a better quality of life than abdominoperineal resections.[2][3]

References

  1. American Cancer Society. Detailed Guide: Colon and Rectum Cancer. cancer.org. URL: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_4x_Surgery_10.asp?sitearea=. Accessed on: February 5, 2008.
  2. McLeod RS (2001). "Comparison of quality of life in patients undergoing abdominoperineal extirpation or anterior resection for rectal cancer". Ann. Surg. 233 (2): 157–8. PMID 11176119.
  3. Grumann MM, Noack EM, Hoffmann IA, Schlag PM (2001). "Comparison of quality of life in patients undergoing abdominoperineal extirpation or anterior resection for rectal cancer". Ann. Surg. 233 (2): 149–56. PMID 11176118.



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