COLORECTAL CANCER: Surgery for colorectal cancer — standardization required

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A recent paper indicates that intraoperative and postoperative complications associated with complete mesocolic excision are increased when compared with conventional surgery. Variability in complication rates between studies highlights the need for standardization in colorectal surgery. This process should start by addressing factors that have hampered standardization to date.

Refers to Bertelsen, C. A. et al. Short-term outcomes after complete mesocolic excision compared with ‘conventional’ colonic cancer surgery. Br. J. Surg.

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