Clinical outcomes for rectal carcinoid tumors according to a new (AJCC 7th edition) TNM staging system: a single institutional analysis of 122 patients.

@article{Kim2013ClinicalOF,
  title={Clinical outcomes for rectal carcinoid tumors according to a new (AJCC 7th edition) TNM staging system: a single institutional analysis of 122 patients.},
  author={Min Sung Kim and Hyuk Hur and Byung Soh Min and S. H. Baik and Kang Young Lee and Nam Kyu Kim},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={107 8},
  pages={835-41}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study aimed to describe clinical outcomes of rectal carcinoids according to the 7th American Joint Council on Cancer (AJCC) TNM staging system. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 122 patients who were treated for rectal carcinoids between 1995 and 2010. RESULTS Among 122 patients, 81.2% (n = 99) were classified as stage I, 4.9% (n = 6) as stage II, 11.5% (n = 14) as stage III, and 2.5% (n = 3) as stage IV. Lymph node (LN) metastasis rates for pT1a, 1b, 2, and… CONTINUE READING
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