William Ernest Miles

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William Ernest Miles
Born 15 January 1869
Trinidad [1]
Died 24 September 1947
Nationality United Kingdom
Fields surgeon
Known for Miles' operation

William Ernest Miles (15 January 1869 - 24 September 1947) was an English surgeon known for the Miles' operation: an abdomino-perineal excision for rectal cancer.

Former surgery for rectal cancer was perineal excision, that was less efficient in removing neoplastic tissue but easier to perform; so at beginning mortality related to new operation was higher. Lately, with improvement of surgical techniques and surgery-related medical therapy, Miles' operation mortality felt off and become gold standard for surgical treatment of rectal cancer.[1]



  1. ^ a b Brawley, Otis Webb; Gansler, Ted (30 December 2008). "William Ernest Miles". CA – A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (Wiley-Blackwell) 21 (6): 340. Retrieved 23 January 2014.