Distal margins in radical resections for rectal cancer after chemoradiation therapy: how short is long enough?

@article{Pricolo2010DistalMI,
  title={Distal margins in radical resections for rectal cancer after chemoradiation therapy: how short is long enough?},
  author={Victor E Pricolo and Adam A Abodeely and Murray Resnick},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={185-9}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of our study was to assess the impact of distal margin length on outcome in patients with rectal cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) followed by radical resection. METHODS Fifty-three consecutive patients were evaluated. The selection criteria included: adenocarcinoma of the mid- or distal rectum, locally advanced stage, absence of distant metastases, and preoperative CRT followed by proctectomy with total mesorectal excision. The operations… CONTINUE READING

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