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Editorial
October 6, 2015

Minimally Invasive Approaches to Rectal Cancer and DiverticulitisDoes Less Mean More?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Surgery-Surgical Oncology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2015;314(13):1343-1345. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11454

Several advances have occurred in the field of colorectal surgery over the past 25 years, but 3 areas of noticeable progress relate to appreciating an anatomical operative approach to rectal cancer, understanding the natural course of diverticular disease, and adopting minimally invasive strategies for large bowel disorders such as colon cancer and ulcerative colitis.1,2

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