Preoperative radiotherapy combined with intraoperative radiotherapy improve results of total mesorectal excision in patients with T3 rectal cancer.

@article{Pacelli2004PreoperativeRC,
  title={Preoperative radiotherapy combined with intraoperative radiotherapy improve results of total mesorectal excision in patients with T3 rectal cancer.},
  author={F. Pacelli and Andrea Di Giorgio and Valerio Papa and Antonio Pio Tortorelli and Marcello Covino and Carlo Ratto and Maurizio Bossola and Vincenzo Valentini and Luigi Sofo and Francesco Miccich{\'e} and Maria Antonietta Gambacorta and Giovanni Battista Doglietto},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2004},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={170-9}
}
PURPOSE The survival advantage of preoperative radiotherapy in patients with rectal cancer is still a matter of debate, because its incremental benefit in the total mesorectal excision setting is unclear. This study was designed to evaluate early and long-term results of preoperative radiotherapy plus intraoperative radiotherapy in a homogeneous population of T3 middle and lower rectal cancer patients submitted to total mesorectal excision. METHODS A series of 113 patients with middle and… CONTINUE READING

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