Risk for a Permanent Stoma after Sphincter-Preserving Low Anterior Resection of Mid-to-Low Rectal Cancer

Tarkan Jäger, Clemens Nawara, Josef Watfah, Selina Buchner, Dietmar Öfner & Adam Dinnewitzer
Introduction: Substantial changes in the treatment of rectal cancer during the last decades have led to an increase in sphincter preservation with a consecutive fall in abdominoperineal resection rates. The aim of our study was to determine the risk for a permanent stoma (PST) in patients undergoing[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]