Predicting lymph node metastases in rectal cancer.

@article{Saclarides1994PredictingLN,
  title={Predicting lymph node metastases in rectal cancer.},
  author={Theodore John Saclarides and Asis Kumar Bhattacharyya and C Britton-Kuzel and Debra J. Szeluga and Steven G. Economou},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1994},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          52-7
        }
}
UNLABELLED For properly selected rectal cancers, local excision is a sphincter-saving alternative to abdominoperineal resection. If histologic assessment of a locally excised tumor reveals ominous features, further treatment with radical resection or irradiation may be necessary to treat potential lymph node metastases. PURPOSE We wished to determine which features, if any, were predictors of nodal metastases. METHODS Nine histologic and morphologic features of 62 radically excised rectal… CONTINUE READING
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