Outcome of patients with rectal adenocarcinoma and localized pelvic non-nodal metastatic foci.


PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of patients with primary rectal adenocarcinoma and soft tissue metastatic foci restricted to the pelvis and to determine whether this entity, which is considered N1 disease in the American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system, behaves like completely replaced nodal disease or the first sign of M1… (More)