A proposed staging system for rectal carcinoid tumors based on an analysis of 4701 patients.

@article{Landry2008APS,
  title={A proposed staging system for rectal carcinoid tumors based on an analysis of 4701 patients.},
  author={Christine S. Landry and Guy N. Brock and Charles Raben Scoggins and Kelly M. McMasters and Robert C. Martin},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={144 3},
  pages={460-6}
}
BACKGROUND The lack of a clinically relevant staging system for carcinoid tumors of the rectum creates a persistent challenge for clinicians trying to provide patients with meaningful prognostic information. The purpose of this study was to identify the clinicopathologic factors that affect survival for patients diagnosed with carcinoid of the rectum, and to use this information to create a staging system. METHODS A search of 15,983 patients with carcinoid tumors from the National Cancer… CONTINUE READING

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