Results of salvage abdominoperineal resection for recurrent anal carcinoma following combined chemoradiation therapy

@article{Wal2001ResultsOS,
  title={Results of salvage abdominoperineal resection for recurrent anal carcinoma following combined chemoradiation therapy},
  author={B. Wal and Berry I. Cleffken and Bulent Gulec and Howard S. Kaufman and Michael A. Choti},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={5},
  pages={383-387}
}
Combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy is the standard treatment for epidermoid carcinoma of the anal canal. Failures are often not associated with distant recurrence and are therefore potentially amenable to salvage abdominoperineal resection. The aim of this study was to review our experience with abdominoperineal resection following failure of chemoradiation therapy for epidermoid carcinoma of the anus. Between 1980 and 1998, 17 patients underwent salvage abdominoperineal resection… CONTINUE READING