Effects of radiotherapy on different histopathological types of rectal carcinoma.

  title={Effects of radiotherapy on different histopathological types of rectal carcinoma.},
  author={Neriman Sengul and Steven D. Wexner and Shermian A. Woodhouse and Susana S Arrigain and Mingyao Xu and Jorge A Larach and Byung Kwon Ahn and Eric G. Weiss and Juan J. Nogueras and Mariana E. Berho},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  volume={8 4},
BACKGROUND Down staging by pre-operative chemoradiotherapy is currently considered part of the standard therapeutic approach to rectal carcinoma. The aim of this study was to assess the response to chemoradiotherapy of different histopathological types of rectal carcinoma with emphasis on the mucinous variant. METHOD Between 1997 and 2002, 71 patients who received pre-operative chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery for rectal carcinoma were enrolled in the study. Staging of the rectal… CONTINUE READING


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