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Miles' operation

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Combined abdominoperineal resection for cancer of the lower sigmoid and rectum. It includes permanent colostomy, removal of the pelvic colon, mesocolon, and adjacent lymph nodes and wide perineal excision of the rectum and anus.


  • W. E. Miles:
    A method of performing abdomino-perineal excision for carcinoma of the rectum and of the terminal portion of the pelvic colon.
    The Lancet, London, 1908, 2: 1812-1813.

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