Comparison of treatment strategies for patients with intestinal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: surgical resection followed by chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone.

@article{Kim2011ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of treatment strategies for patients with intestinal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: surgical resection followed by chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone.},
  author={Seok Jin Kim and Hye Jin Kang and Jin Seok Kim and Sung Yong Oh and Chul Won Choi and Soon Il Lee and Jong-ho Won and Min Kyoung Kim and Jung Hye Kwon and Yeung-Chul Mun and J Y Kwak and Jung Mi Kwon and In Gyu Hwang and Hyo Jung Kim and Jinny Park and Sukjoong Oh and Jooryung Huh and Young Hyeh Ko and Cheolwon Suh and Won Seog Kim},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2011},
  volume={117 6},
  pages={1958-65}
}
The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to analyze the impact of surgery on the outcomes and qualities of life (QOL) in patients with intestinal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). We assessed 345 patients with either localized or disseminated intestinal DLBCL and compared them according to treatment: surgical resection followed by chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone. In patients with localized disease (Lugano stage I/II), surgery plus chemotherapy yielded a lower relapse rate (15… CONTINUE READING

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