The detection and evaluation of locally recurrent rectal cancer with rectal endosonography.

@article{Beynon1989TheDA,
  title={The detection and evaluation of locally recurrent rectal cancer with rectal endosonography.},
  author={John Beynon and N. J. M. C. Mortensen and Denise A Foy and J. L. Channer and Howard Rigby and James Virjee},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1989},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={509-17}
}
Eighty-five patients treated surgically for rectal cancer have been followed up by conventional clinical examination, sigmoidoscopy, and endosonography. Local recurrence was diagnosed in 22 patients. Nineteen of these had either sigmoidoscopic or digital evidence of recurrence and three were diagnosed solely by endosonography. In all cases endosonography gave additional information on which to base management decisions. Routine use of endosonography should allow the detection of early… CONTINUE READING