[Local recurrence after surgery for cancer of the rectum].

Abstract

Local tumor recurrence rates after curative rectal cancer surgery are reportedly high and herald a poor diagnosis. Extramural recurrence is most common and is due to the failure to remove all of the tumor during the initial operation. In the rarer anastomotic recurrence, the implantation of exfoliated malignant cells is possible, but histochemical changes… (More)

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