Total mesorectal excision of initially unresectable locally advanced rectal cancer infiltrating the pelvic wall after treatment with FOLFOX4 plus bevacizumab and preoperative chemoradiation: report of a case


A 60-year-old man underwent sigmoid loop colostomy for obstructive rectal cancer. Computed tomography (CT) showed a circumferential thickening of the lower rectal wall caused by a tumor invading the posterior and side pelvic wall. As we considered R0 resection too difficult, we gave the patient bevacizumab plus FOLFOX4 (oxaliplatin, leucovorin, and 5… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00595-011-0004-9

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