Laparoscopic resection with intraoperative radiotherapy: a new step in the multimodal treatment of advanced colorectal cancer

@article{Civello2005LaparoscopicRW,
  title={Laparoscopic resection with intraoperative radiotherapy: a new step in the multimodal treatment of advanced colorectal cancer},
  author={Ignazio Massimo Civello and Camillo Cavicchioni and Roberto Maria Tacchino and Daniele Matera and Vincenzo Valentini and Stefania Manfrida and F. Greco},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2005},
  volume={21},
  pages={330-332}
}
Local recurrence is one of the most important problems related to resection of rectal cancer in locally advanced cases (T3–T4). Total mesorectal excision (TME) is the mainstay of surgical therapy, although many articles have been published about the availability of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) for the control of locally advanced rectal cancers. The authors describe six patients affected by advanced rectal cancer (T3N1) whom they treated with neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy and laparoscopic… CONTINUE READING
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