En bloc resection of colon cancer adherent to other organs.

  title={En bloc resection of colon cancer adherent to other organs.},
  author={J. A. Hunter and John A. Ryan and Pamela B Schultz},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={154 1},
This study was undertaken to determine the optimal surgical treatment of colorectal cancers with adherence to adjacent organs in the absence of distant metastases. A retrospective review of colorectal cancer at Virginia Mason Hospital from 1975 to 1979 divided patients with Dukes' stage B2 and C2 colorectal cancers into three treatment groups: standard colectomy, en bloc resection, and colectomy with separation of adherent organs, with 5 year survival rates of 55 percent, 61 percent, and 23… CONTINUE READING

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