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Vol. 25, No. 1, 2007
Issue release date: March 2007
Section title: Original Article
Dig Dis 2007;25:94–99
(DOI:10.1159/000099176)

Lymph Node Clearance after Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer: Laparoscopic versus Open Approach

Pechlivanides G.a · Gouvas N.b · Tsiaoussis J.c · Tzortzinis A.d · Tzardi M.b · Moutafidis M.a · Dervenis C.e · Xynos E.b
aFirst Department of General Surgery, Athens Naval Hospital, bMedical School, University of Crete, cDepartment of Surgery, ‘Metropolitan Hospital’, dDepartment of General Surgery, Naval Hospital of Crete, and eFirst Department of General Surgery, ‘Agia Olga’ Hospital of Athens, Greece
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Evaghelos Xynos

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GR–712 02 Heraklion (Greece)

Tel. +30 2810 280 002, Fax +30 2810 280 009

E-Mail exynos@med.uoc.gr


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