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Title: Audit and the birth of the abdomino-perineal excision for carcinoma of the rectum.
Authors: Wiley, Malcolm J;Rieger, Nicholas
Affiliation: Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2003
Citation: Anz Journal of Surgery; 73(10): 858-61
Abstract: Sir Ernest Miles first performed his radical abdomino-perineal excision for carcinoma of the rectum in 1907. This event was the culmination of almost a decade of audit in which he carefully studied the outcomes of patients with rectal carcinoma. Miles's interpretation of his audit led, in a stepwise manner, to gradual changes in his operative technique and the eventual development of the radical abdomino-perineal operation; the operation that bears his name. The Miles operation and the principles upon which it is based, would lead to an improved outcome for patients with rectal carcinoma.
Internal ID Number: 14525585
Type: Journal Article
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