Efficacy of routine preoperative computed tomography scans in colon cancer.


A retrospective review of 180 patients who underwent surgery for primary colon carcinoma from August 1989 to August 1994 was performed to evaluate the necessity of preoperative CT scans in patients with known colon cancer. Sixty-seven patients had preoperative CT scans. Data were collected to evaluate the ability of the scan to detect hepatic metastases… (More)


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