The value of follow-up after curative surgery of colorectal carcinoma.

@article{Safi1993TheVO,
  title={The value of follow-up after curative surgery of colorectal carcinoma.},
  author={Farouk Safi and Hans Georg Beyer},
  journal={Cancer detection and prevention},
  year={1993},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={417-24}
}
Between 1978 and 1989, 1045 of 1399 patients (580 male and 474 female) had undergone curative surgery for colorectal carcinoma. Of these patients, 350 (33%) had recurrences, another 16 (1.5%) developed a metachronous colorectal cancer, and 23 (2%) had cancers of other organs. An isolated locoregional recurrence was found in 75 of 350 (21%). The remaining 275 of 350 (79%) of the patients showed systemic dissemination of the carcinoma. Reoperations with curative intent were performed on 56 of 350… CONTINUE READING