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|Title: ||Evaluation of quality parameters of rectal cancer surgery at the Coloproctology Unit of Hospital de Braga|
|Authors: ||Pimenta de Castro, MA|
|Keywords: ||Neoplasias do Recto|
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Citation: ||J Coloproctol. 2011; 31(4):362-71|
|Abstract: ||INTRODUCTION: Rectal cancer (RC) represents 1/3 of all diagnosed colorectal cancers. After the creation of specialized units to treat RC, it became fundamental to establish criteria to assess the quality of the service. Objective: To evaluate the surgical treatment provided to RC patients at the Coloproctology Unit of Hospital de Braga (BH-CU) by means of quality parameters.
METHODS: We conducted an observational cross-sectional descriptive study with a convenience sample of 149 patients undergoing surgical treatment in this unit, from January 1st, 2007 to June 30, 2010.
RESULTS: We observed that the postoperative mortality rate (4%) and the global dehiscence rate (14.8%) were in accordance with recommended values. Sphincter sparing surgery rate (65.8%) was higher than the recommended minimum; however, more than 12 resected ganglia (36.6%) is inferior than what is recommended. The oncological results were analyzed by the local recurrence rate (6.7%) and the two-year survival rate (91.1%); both values are in accordance with literature.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that the BH-CU surgical treatment has a quality level similar to that observed in literature.|
|Peer Reviewed: ||yes|
|Appears in Collections:||CIR - Artigos|
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