The severity of neural invasion is a crucial prognostic factor in rectal cancer independent of neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy.

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OBJECTIVE To provide a comprehensive characterization of neural invasion (NI) in rectal adenocarcinoma (RC), to establish a novel NI-severity scoring system, and to assess the prognostic value of NI with emphasis on its localization and severity. BACKGROUND The literature merely contains small-scale studies with limited histopathological characterization… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3181fcab8d

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