Comparing results of preoperative staging of rectal tumor using endorectal ultrasonography and histopathology.

  title={Comparing results of preoperative staging of rectal tumor using endorectal ultrasonography and histopathology.},
  author={P C Hsieh and Chung Rong Changchien and Jinn-Shiun Chen and Reiping Tang and J. -K. Chiang and C. -C. Yeh and Jeng-Yi Wang},
  journal={Chang Gung medical journal},
  volume={26 7},
BACKGROUND Preoperative clinical staging of rectal tumors is very important to allow surgeons make informed decisions about the types of surgeries that should be performed. Endorectal ultrasonography (ERUS) is one of the tools that has been commonly used in clinical staging of rectal tumors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the preoperative rectal tumor staging using endorectal ultrasonography in comparison with the postoperative histopathological staging. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING


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