Autonomic nerve plexus involvement and prognosis in patients with rectal cancer.

@article{Ueno2000AutonomicNP,
  title={Autonomic nerve plexus involvement and prognosis in patients with rectal cancer.},
  author={Hideki Ueno and Hisashi Mochizuki and H Fujimoto and Kazuo Hase and Takashi Ichikura},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={
          92-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND A detailed knowledge of the fundamental basis for cancer involvement of the autonomic nerve plexus and the outcome of patients with such cancer foci is important when considering nerve-preserving surgery for rectal cancer. METHODS Extrarectal autonomic nerve plexuses were obtained from 61 patients with advanced rectal cancer who were undergoing extended resection of the rectum with the associated nervous system. The specimens were sectioned totally so that any indirect cancer… CONTINUE READING

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