Is obesity a favorable factor for resectability of rectal cancer?


BACKGROUND/AIMS It is well established that unresectable rectal tumors have a detrimental effect on long-term survival. Predictive factors for resectability focused on the body mass index and surgeon case volume were assessed in the present study. METHODOLOGY Data of 387 patients with rectal cancer and 284 patients with colon tumor who underwent elective… (More)


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