Recurrence of carcinoma of the colon and rectum at the anastomotic suture line.

@article{Pihl1981RecurrenceOC,
  title={Recurrence of carcinoma of the colon and rectum at the anastomotic suture line.},
  author={E. A. Pihl and Edwin R Hughes and Frank T McDermott and Ashley B Price},
  journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics},
  year={1981},
  volume={153 4},
  pages={495-6}
}
A total of 1,315 patients were treated by potentially curative resection for a single primary malignant tumor of the large intestine. Thirty-five or 2.7 per cent of the patients subsequently presented with a recurrent tumor at the site of the anastomosis. Fourteen of these patients were treated by further operation with curative intention, resulting in a median cancer-specific survival time of 41 months. The prognosis after resection of a recurrence of the tumor at the suture line was… CONTINUE READING
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