Treatment of local recurrence of rectal cancer.

  title={Treatment of local recurrence of rectal cancer.},
  author={Michel Huguier and Sidney Houry},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={175 4},
BACKGROUND Treatment of local recurrence of rectal cancer remains a challenge. Preoperative irradiation and total mesorectal excision halve the risks of local failure, but increase morbidity and even mortality. The results of re-resection of recurrent rectal cancer suggest need to reexamine therapeutic strategies for initial treatment. METHODS Seventy-one patients operated on for rectal carcinoma without radiotherapy developed local recurrence (29 with metastatic disease). Thirty underwent a… CONTINUE READING