Prognostic significance of mucinous carcinoma of colon and rectum: a prospective case-control study.

@article{Consorti2000PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of mucinous carcinoma of colon and rectum: a prospective case-control study.},
  author={Fabrizio Consorti and A Lorenzotti and Giuseppe Midiri and Massimo Di Paola},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2000},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={70-4}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The clinical meaning of mucinous type of colonic and rectal carcinoma is still controversial. We used clinicopathological and follow-up data prospectively recorded for our series of colon and rectum cancer to compare 2 matched groups of mucinous and nonmucinous cancer patients. METHODS Two-hundred-forty-eight patients operated for colon and rectum cancer between January 1986 and January 1997 were considered. Thirty-six patients showed mucinous pattern on histologic… CONTINUE READING

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