Variation of mesorectal volume with abdominal fat volume in patients with rectal carcinoma: assessment with MRI.


The purpose of this study was to assess the variability in the volume of the mesorectum in patients with rectal carcinoma. A retrospective review was made of pelvic MRI studies in 30 patients (mean age 64 years, range 34-88 years, 18M:12F) with histologically proven rectal carcinomas that were confined to the mesorectum. The outer low signal margin of the… (More)


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