Combined Resection for Anal Cancer

The term ‘combined resection” refers to removing the primary cancer and one or a few metastatic area, in the hope that there are no metastases and that it will lead to a cure or prolonged period of being free of cancer. While a combined resection of rectal cancer and partial liver resection of metastases is well established, the same is not the case for anal cancer. Metastatic anal cancer is not well studied in regard to a combined resection.

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