[Surgical treatment of recurrent locoregional rectal cancer].

Abstract

Local recurrence (LR) after curative surgery for rectal cancer occurs in 4 to 33% of cases especially if surgery is sub-optimal (without total excision of the mesorectum). In many cases, diagnosis of LR is made at a late stage because of the high rate of asymptomatic patients, 56% in the experience of the Mayo Clinic. MRI and PETscan are most effective for… (More)

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