Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 24, Issue 8, pp 2068–2069

Surgeon’s volume and number of lymph nodes in assessing colorectal cancer surgery and multimodal treatment quality

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Elisabethenkrankenhaus, Chirurgische KlinikFrankfurtGermany

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