Rationale for bladder-sparing surgery in patients with locally advanced colorectal carcinoma.

@article{Balbay1999RationaleFB,
  title={Rationale for bladder-sparing surgery in patients with locally advanced colorectal carcinoma.},
  author={Mevlana Derya Balbay and Joel W. Slaton and Nicholas Trane and John Michael Skibber and Colin P. N. Dinney},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1999},
  volume={86 11},
  pages={2212-6}
}
BACKGROUND Total pelvic exenteration (TPE) with urinary diversion is a standard surgical approach for patients with locally advanced rectal carcinoma. Because only approximately 50% of patients undergoing TPE have tumor involving the bladder, the authors evaluated the feasibility of bladder salvage in this setting. The current study presents the results of a retrospective study of patients with advanced colorectal carcinoma (classification of >/= T3) to formulate criteria for selecting patients… CONTINUE READING

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