A relationship between perioperative blood transfusion and recurrence of carcinoma of the sigmoid colon following potentially curative surgery.


Preoperative blood transfusions are used to improve graft survival in renal transplantation. If such an immunomodulating effect occurred in cancer surgery perioperative blood transfusion may be detrimental to patient outcome. A retrospective study of 68 patients undergoing potentially curative surgery for adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon, over a 10 year… (More)


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