Retrorectal tumors: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.

@article{Glasgow2005RetrorectalTA,
  title={Retrorectal tumors: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.},
  author={Sean C. Glasgow and Elisa H. Birnbaum and Jennifer K. Lowney and James W. Fleshman and Ira J. Kodner and David G. Mutch and Sharyn Lewin and Matthew G. Mutch and David W. Dietz},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={1581-7}
}
PURPOSE Tumors occurring in the retrorectal space are heterogeneous and uncommon. The utility of newer imaging techniques has not been extensively described, and operative approach is variable. This study examined the diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of retrorectal tumors at a tertiary referral center. METHODS Patients with primary, extramucosal neoplasms occurring in the retrorectal space were identified using a prospectively maintained, procedural database of all adult colorectal surgical… CONTINUE READING