Venous and nerve invasion as prognostic factors in postoperative survival of patients with resectable cancer of the rectum.

@article{Knudsen1983VenousAN,
  title={Venous and nerve invasion as prognostic factors in postoperative survival of patients with resectable cancer of the rectum.},
  author={Jens Bjerre Knudsen and Tove Nilsson and M Sprechler and Allan Johansen and Niels Christensen},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1983},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={613-7}
}
The histopathologic and clinical findings in 682 patients with carcinoma of the rectum have been analyzed. Invasion of veins and nerves by primary growth was found in 38.9 and 34.9 per cent, respectively. The five-year survival rate for patients with resectable tumors was 49 per cent. The age, Dukes' staging, and presence and/or absence of liver metastases, of venous invasion, and of nerve invasion were found to be of statistically significant importance for the prognosis. Sex was found to be… CONTINUE READING

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When venous invasion was observed , liver metastases developed over three times as frequently in these patients as when metastases were not demonstrated .
The histopathologic and clinical findings in 682 patients with carcinoma of the rectum have been analyzed .
The histopathologic and clinical findings in 682 patients with carcinoma of the rectum have been analyzed .
When venous invasion was observed , liver metastases developed over three times as frequently in these patients as when metastases were not demonstrated .
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