The impact of lymph node size to predict nodal metastasis in patients with rectal cancer after preoperative chemoradiotherapy

@article{Kim2014TheIO,
  title={The impact of lymph node size to predict nodal metastasis in patients with rectal cancer after preoperative chemoradiotherapy},
  author={Im-kyung Kim and Jeonghyun Kang and Beom Jin Lim and Seung-Kook Sohn and Kang Young Lee},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={459-464}
}
During restaging after preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT), the assessment of lymph node (LN) metastasis is vital for selecting further treatment strategies. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of LN size to predict LN metastasis in rectal cancer patients after preoperative CRT. A total of 30 consecutive patients who underwent preoperative CRT followed by curative resection of primary rectal cancer were selected as a study group (CRT group). As a control group (non-CRT group), 30 patients… CONTINUE READING
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