Endoluminal transrectal ultrasonography: accuracy, reliability, and validity.

@article{Solomon1993EndoluminalTU,
  title={Endoluminal transrectal ultrasonography: accuracy, reliability, and validity.},
  author={Michael J. Solomon and Robin S. McLeod},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1993},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={200-5}
}
The significant risk of local recurrence after curative resection and the relative inaccuracy of preoperative clinical assessment justify a more sophisticated assessment for carcinoma of the rectum. Endoluminal rectal ultrasonography (EU) can directly visualize the degree of rectal wall penetration by tumor and the immediate pararectal lymph nodes. Despite several reports reporting excellent accuracy of EU compared with pathology in detecting the degree of tumor penetration, EU remains… CONTINUE READING

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