Appendiceal carcinoma: patterns of failure following surgery and implications for adjuvant therapy.

@article{Proulx1997AppendicealCP,
  title={Appendiceal carcinoma: patterns of failure following surgery and implications for adjuvant therapy.},
  author={Gary M. Proulx and Christopher G Willett and William Daley and Paul C. Shellito},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={1997},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={51-3}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix is rare, which makes an understanding of its natural history difficult. To date, it is treated predominantly with surgery alone. This review aims to elucidate the patterns of failure and treatment outcomes when adjuvant treatment is given after primary surgical resection. METHODS Twenty-three patients were treated with either surgery alone, or with surgery and adjuvant radiation +/- chemotherapy. A review of the clinical course… CONTINUE READING

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