H. J. M. Rutten

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BACKGROUND The optimal treatment for locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC) is still a matter of debate. This study assessed the outcome of LRRC patients treated with multimodality treatment, consisting of neoadjuvant radio (chemo-) therapy, extended resection, and intraoperative radiotherapy. METHODS One hundred and forty-seven consecutive patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The CARTS study is a multicenter feasibility study, investigating the role of rectum saving surgery for distal rectal cancer. METHODS/DESIGN Patients with a clinical T1-3 N0 M0 rectal adenocarcinoma below 10 cm from the anal verge will receive neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (25 fractions of 2 Gy with concurrent capecitabine). Transanal(More)
BACKGROUND Primary perineal wound closure after conventional abdominoperineal resection (cAPR) for rectal cancer has been the standard of care for many years. Since the introduction of neo-adjuvant radiotherapy and the extralevator APR (eAPR), oncological outcome has been improved, but at the cost of increased rates of perineal wound healing problems and(More)
1. Introduction On a worldwide scale, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths, affecting millions of people every year. One third of colorectal cancer concerns the rectum. In more than two thirds of the cases rectal cancer is still local-ised to the pelvis without detectable metastases. In these cases surgical resection is the(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative ileus and anastomotic leakage are important complications following colorectal surgery associated with short-term morbidity and mortality. Previous experimental and preclinical studies have shown that a short intervention with enriched enteral nutrition dampens inflammation via stimulation of the autonomic nervous system and thereby(More)
Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an extensive procedure with considerable morbidity. Since only few hospitals perform CRS + HIPEC, this might lead to confounded outcomes between hospitals when audited. This study aims to compare outcomes between peritoneally metastasized (PM) colon cancer patients treated(More)
BACKGROUND Neoadjuvant chemoradiation might increase anastomotic leakage and stenosis in patients with esophageal cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation and esophagectomy. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of radiation dose on the incidence of leakage and stenosis. METHODS Fifty-three patients with esophageal cancer received(More)
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