The major advantage offered by the "double stapling technique" in the treatment of low rectum cancers is sphincter preservation while respecting oncological criteria of radicality. The authors report their experience in surgical treatment of rectal neoplasms, considering a 24 patient group observed between 1989 and 1991, when new staplers were available in Italy. They also present primary results obtained with modified Knight-Griffen technique evaluating a series of 10 patients with rectal cancers placed between 5 and 10 cm from the anal verge. The authors describe surgical procedures and, analyse the complication rate, report a 10% anastomotic leak with no clinical stenosis and 20% relapses. Showing a 2-year follow-up data, a 61.1% surviving actually free of disease in the all 24-patient group is referred. The authors conclude that double stapling technique, while safe and effective, should be always performed accordingly to oncological radicality, reminding that the aim of surgery is the treatment of cancer and sphincter saving should be considered secondary.

[Surgery in neoplasms of the low rectum. Analysis of the Knight-Griffen technique]

Russello, D;Di Stefano, A;Succi, L;Scala, R;Puzzo, L;Panebianco, V;Guastella, T;Latteri, F
1994

Abstract

The major advantage offered by the "double stapling technique" in the treatment of low rectum cancers is sphincter preservation while respecting oncological criteria of radicality. The authors report their experience in surgical treatment of rectal neoplasms, considering a 24 patient group observed between 1989 and 1991, when new staplers were available in Italy. They also present primary results obtained with modified Knight-Griffen technique evaluating a series of 10 patients with rectal cancers placed between 5 and 10 cm from the anal verge. The authors describe surgical procedures and, analyse the complication rate, report a 10% anastomotic leak with no clinical stenosis and 20% relapses. Showing a 2-year follow-up data, a 61.1% surviving actually free of disease in the all 24-patient group is referred. The authors conclude that double stapling technique, while safe and effective, should be always performed accordingly to oncological radicality, reminding that the aim of surgery is the treatment of cancer and sphincter saving should be considered secondary.
Adenocarcinoma; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Anastomosis, Surgical; Colon; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Rectal Neoplasms; Rectum; Time Factors; Surgical Staplers
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