Factors for Success

Although many studies have demonstrated the importance of the concept of TME [5, 9-11], real life is very different. Even in highly specialised rectal cancer surgery studies, where we expect motivated and devoted rectal cancer surgeons, TME was incompletely removed in up to 23.9% [8]. Therefore we have to ask ourselves why this is the case.

In principle there are 3 factors responsible for success or failure:

1. patient-related factors

2. tumour-related factors

3. technical factors.

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