Acta chirurgica iugoslavica 2004 Volume 51, Issue 2, Pages: 93-94
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Rectal cancer: Is the surgeon the variable in the outcome
Ignjatović D., Bergamaschi R.
Four factors influence the outcome of rectal surgery: tumour biology, stage of lesion, type of surgery performed and the performing surgeon himself1. Tumour biology and tumour stage depend on each other and are not influenced on by the surgeon, while he seems to have a great influence on the latter two factors. This influence mainly consists of the following: training, volume, individual skill and experience.
Keywords: rectal surgery, tumour, biology
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