Pelvic Exenteration Affords Safe and Durable Treatment for Locally Advanced Rectal Carcinoma

  title={Pelvic Exenteration Affords Safe and Durable Treatment for Locally Advanced Rectal Carcinoma},
  author={Christopher J. Gannon and Jonathan S. Zager and George Chang and Barry Feig and Christopher G Wood and John Michael Skibber and Miguel Rodriguez-Bigas},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
Treatment of locally advanced rectal carcinoma (LARC) often involves exenterative surgery, which can be associated with high perioperative morbidity and mortality. To assist in patient selection for radical surgery, we sought to determine clinicopathologic factors influencing recurrence and disease-free survival (DFS) of LARC. Consecutive patients with LARC undergoing exenterative surgery were retrospectively identified in our institutional database. Factors evaluated included age, sex, primary… CONTINUE READING


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