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Diagnostic accuracy of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging in predicting curative resection of rectal cancer: prospective observational study
Abstract Objective To assess the accuracy of preoperative staging of rectal cancer with magnetic resonance imaging to predict surgical circumferential resection margins. Design ProspectiveExpand
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Extramural depth of tumor invasion at thin-section MR in patients with rectal cancer: results of the MERCURY study.
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in depicting the extramural depth of tumor invasion in patients who have rectal cancer, with histopathologic resultsExpand
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Techniques and trouble-shooting in high spatial resolution thin slice MRI for rectal cancer.
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This paper describes the technique of high spatial resolution rectal cancer imaging and the potential technical pitfalls in acquiring good quality images. Expand
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Diagnostic lessons learnt from a series of enterovesical fistulae
Objective  An enterovesical fistula (EVF) is an uncommon condition requiring careful and sometimes extensive preoperative investigation. Our experience over a 10‐year period has been reviewed withExpand
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Crystal structure of the TetR/CamR family repressor Mycobacterium tuberculosis EthR implicated in ethionamide resistance.
Ethionamide has been used for more than 30 years as a second-line chemotherapeutic to treat tuberculosis patients who have developed resistance to first-line drugs, such as isoniazid (INH) andExpand
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Meta‐analysis of closure of the fascial defect during laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repair
Laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repair (LIVHR) is being used increasingly, with reported outcomes equivalent to those of open hernia repair. Closure of the fascial defect (CFD) is aExpand
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MRI directed multidisciplinary team preoperative treatment strategy: the way to eliminate positive circumferential margins?
Histopathological audit of positive circumferential resection margins (CRMs) can be used as a surrogate measure of the success of rectal cancer treatment. We audited CRM involvement in rectal cancerExpand
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A single‐centre experience of chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer: is there potential for nonoperative management?
Aim  The aim of the study was to assess the outcome of patients who received chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for locally advanced rectal cancer, specifically those with complete clinical response (CCR) andExpand
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Synthetic or biological mesh use in laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy – a systematic review
Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy (VMR) is a surgical option for internal and external rectal prolapse with low perioperative morbidity and low recurrence rates. Use of synthetic mesh in the pelvisExpand
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Defining the rectum: surgically, radiologically and anatomically
The terminology used in relation to the rectum varies considerably, added to this there is the subjective nature of clinical assessment and variability in the anatomy of the rectum and anus. It isExpand
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