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Treatment of rectal cancer often results in disturbed anorectal function, which can be quantified by the Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) score. This study investigates the association of impaired anorectal function as measured with the LARS score with quality of life (QoL) as measured with the EORTC-QLQ-C30 and CR38 questionnaires.
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Name: International journal of colorectal disease
As 5-year survival after rectal cancer surgery has reached 80%, there is increasing interest in quality of life. Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) is an overall measure of the postoperative funct...
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After undergoing restorative proctectomy for rectal cancer, many patients are left with significant bowel dysfunction, known as Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS). Increased LARS sever...
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