The Effect of Obstruction and Perforation on Colorectal Cancer Disease-Free Survival

@article{Ho2010TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Obstruction and Perforation on Colorectal Cancer Disease-Free Survival},
  author={Y. -H. Ho and Simon K. K. Siu and Petra G Buttner and Andrew Stevenson and John L. Lumley and Russel W. Stitz},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={1091-1101}
}
Obstruction (OBSTR) and perforation (PERF) in colorectal cancer impact adversely upon outcomes, and cancer-related survival may also be affected. However, data are sparse, particularly on disease-free survival (DFS) where the cancer is both obstructed and perforated (OBS-PERF). Data were extracted from a prospectively collected database of 1876 colorectal cancer patients managed and followed up at the Royal Brisbane Hospital from 1984 to 2004. The patients who had curative surgery (n = 1426… CONTINUE READING
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