Feasibility and accuracy of TRUS in the pre-treatment staging for rectal carcinoma in general practice.

@article{Ptok2006FeasibilityAA,
  title={Feasibility and accuracy of TRUS in the pre-treatment staging for rectal carcinoma in general practice.},
  author={Henry Ptok and Frank Marusch and Frank Meyer and P. A. Wendling and Hubertus Johannes Christoph Wenisch and Wolfgang Sendt and Thomas Manger and Hans Lippert and Ingo Gastinger},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={420-5}
}
AIMS Transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) is the diagnostic tool of choice for local staging of rectal carcinoma. The accuracy in determining of tumour infiltration depth has been reported to reach 95% (on average, 85%). The aim of the study was to analyse the diagnostic accuracy of the TRUS in the clinical routine. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 01/01/2000 to 12/31/2003, all patients with rectal carcinoma were enrolled in a prospective multicenter observational study. In case of complete findings… CONTINUE READING