Intraoperative radiotherapy for primary and recurrent rectal cancer.

  title={Intraoperative radiotherapy for primary and recurrent rectal cancer.},
  author={Friedrich Kallinowski and Micheal J Eble and Heinz Johannes Buhr and Michael Wannenmacher and Christian Herfarth},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  volume={21 2},
A total of 40 primary and 20 recurrent adenocarcinomas of the rectum were treated. Intraoperative radiation therapy was combined with pre- or postoperative irradiation and 5-FU and leucovorin treatment. An abdomino-perineal excision was performed in 32 and an anterior resection in 26 cases. A Hartmann's procedure was performed in two patients. Forty-two tumours were completely resected. Residual disease was microscopically detectable in 10 cases. In eight patients, tumour residual was evident… CONTINUE READING