The accuracy of transrectal ultrasound in predicting the pathological stage of low-lying rectal cancer after preoperative chemoradiation therapy.

@article{Barbaro1999TheAO,
  title={The accuracy of transrectal ultrasound in predicting the pathological stage of low-lying rectal cancer after preoperative chemoradiation therapy.},
  author={Brunella Barbaro and Alan R Schulsinger and Vincenzo Valentini and Pasquale Marano and Marvin H Rotman},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={
          1043-7
        }
}
PURPOSE There has been a growing interest in the use of preoperative radiation therapy in rectal cancer treatment in the last years. The need for accurate preoperative staging is important so as to avoid overtreatment in stage I patients, and to select patients who require downstaging prior to surgery as they are technically inoperable. While transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) has been reported to accurately stage preoperative patients, its efficacy postradiation has been questioned. The authors… CONTINUE READING

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