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Spindle cell stromal tumour of the rectum treated by restorative resection.
  1. J. D. Harrison,
  2. C. Musgrove,
  3. R. M. Kirby
  1. Department of Surgery, North Staffordshire Hospital, Stoke on Trent, UK.

    Abstract

    Stromal tumours of the rectum and anal canal are rare, representing 0.02-0.03% of malignant neoplasms in the region. Current advice in their management is treatment by abdomino-perineal resection. We report a case of malignant spindle cell stromal tumour in which adequate clearance was obtained whilst preserving the anal sphincter, using a posterior parasacral approach.

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