total mesorectal excision


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total mesorectal excision

Removal of the mesentery of the rectum, including its lymphoid and vascular tissue, during surgery for rectal adenocarcinoma.
See also: excision
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The total mesorectal excision specimen for rectal cancer: a review of its pathological assessment.
Advances in surgical techniques, especially the introduction of total mesorectal excision, have resulted in lower recurrence rates.
The investigators randomized 990 rectal cancer patients to receive preoperative radiotherapy (PRT) followed by standard total mesorectal excision (TME) or TME alone.

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