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Title: Audit and the birth of the abdomino-perineal excision for carcinoma of the rectum.
Austin Authors: Wiley, Malcolm J;Rieger, Nicholas
Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2003
Publication information: 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.
Gov't Doc #: 14525585
Journal: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Type: Journal Article
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