Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation for Rectal Cancer Reduces Lymph Node Harvest in Proctectomy Specimens


The purpose of this study was to compare the number of lymph nodes retrieved following proctectomy for rectal cancer in patients either receiving no neoadjuvant therapy versus those treated with standard preoperative chemoradiation. A retrospective review was performed of all consecutive patients that underwent proctectomy for rectal cancer from 1997–2006… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11605-008-0717-2

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