Survival following extended operations for extracolonic invasion by colon cancer.

@article{McGlone1982SurvivalFE,
  title={Survival following extended operations for extracolonic invasion by colon cancer.},
  author={T P McGlone and William A Bernie and Dan W Elliott},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1982},
  volume={117 5},
  pages={595-9}
}
Of 460 cases of colon cancer treated between 1972 and 1976, 24 were unusual. These patients required en bloc resection of the colon with one or more adjacent organs for dense adhesions between the colon and these organs. In 66% of the cases these adhesions represented microscopic tumor invasion. Lymph nodes were positive for disease, stage C-3, in only four specimens. The pathologic features of the tumor were well differentiated in 87%. The operative mortality was 8% and two patients died of… CONTINUE READING

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