Journal article

A national perspective on the decline of abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer

Henry S Tilney, Alexander G Heriot, Sanjay Purkayastha, Anthony Antoniou, Paul Aylin, Ara W Darzi, Paris P Tekkis

ANNALS OF SURGERY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess rates of abdominoperineal excision of the rectum (APER) for rectal cancer between centers and over time, and to evaluate the influence of patient characteristics, including social deprivation, on APER rate. METHODS: Data on patients undergoing APER or anterior resection (AR) in England were extracted from a national administrative database for the years 1996 to 2004. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients presenting with rectal cancer undergoing APER. Hierarchical logistic regression was used to identify independent factors associated with a nonrestorative resection. RESULTS: Data on 52,643 patients were analyzed, 13,109(24.9%) of whom underwent APER. The APE..

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