The value of endoscopic ultrasonography in preoperative evaluation of rectal cancer.

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BACKGROUND In rectal cancer, preoperative evaluation of the depth of cancer invasion and the presence of pararectal lymph node metastasis is essential to determine appropriate operative procedures, especially in autonomic nerve preserving operations. For this evaluation, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) was performed prospectively in the following cases… (More)

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@article{Nishimori1998TheVO, title={The value of endoscopic ultrasonography in preoperative evaluation of rectal cancer.}, author={Hidefumi Nishimori and Keiichi Sasaki and K-i Hirata and Hiroshi Natori}, journal={International surgery}, year={1998}, volume={83 2}, pages={157-60} }