Prognostic significance of radial margins of clearance in rectal cancer

DFM deHaasKock*, CGMI Baeten, JJ Jager, JA Langendijk, Leo J. Schouten, A Volovics, JW Arends

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Abstract

A retrospective review of 325 patients was undertaken to analyse whether involvement of the radial resection margin (RRM) could predict locally recurrent disease or distant metastases in patients who had curative surgery for rectal or rectosigmoid cancer. Information on the RRM was available in 253 patients. The RRM was involved in 31 (12 per cent). Nine of these 31 patients developed local recurrence (29 per cent), while only 17 local recurrences were diagnosed in 217 patients (8 per cent) without involvement of the RRM (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-785
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
Volume83
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun-1996

Keywords

  • LARGE BOWEL-CANCER
  • CURATIVE SURGERY
  • RECURRENCE
  • PATTERNS
  • ADENOCARCINOMA
  • CARCINOMA
  • THERAPY

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