Application of endoscopic sonography in preoperative staging of rectal cancer: six-year experience.

@article{Lin2011ApplicationOE,
  title={Application of endoscopic sonography in preoperative staging of rectal cancer: six-year experience.},
  author={Shiyong Lin and Guangyu Luo and Xiaoyan Gao and Hongbo Shan and Yin Li and Rong Zhang and Jian-Jun Li and Longjun He and Guobao Wang and Guoliang Xu},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={1051-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate our experience with the application of endoscopic sonography in preoperative staging of rectal cancer. METHODS Between April 2004 and May 2010, 192 patients with rectal cancer first underwent endoscopic sonography and then underwent surgery at our hospital. None of the patients in this study received neoadjuvant therapy. The endoscopic sonographic staging results were compared with those of postoperative pathologic staging. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING