Affordable Access

[Results of the local excision of rectal cancer after high-dose radiotherapy associated or not to chemotherapy].

Authors
  • Masoni, L
  • Marks, G
  • Petruzziello, L
  • Marks, J
  • Montori, J
  • Aguzzi, D
  • de Anna, L
  • La Torre, F
  • Montori, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Il Giornale di Chirurgia - Journal of Surgery
Publisher
CIC Edizioni Internazionali
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1997
Volume
18
Issue
10
Pages
622–629
Identifiers
PMID: 9479976
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Local excision of rectal cancer in low-risk patients is appealing but it provides limited control of the disease. Postoperative radiation therapy may improve results. The Authors report on their experience with preoperative high dose radiation therapy for rectal cancer patients; more recently, chemoradiation was used. Local excision is advised only for those patients with minimal or no residual disease. The results obtained in 34 cases are encouraging; moreover, a better control of the disease seems to be offered combining chemo- and radiotherapy.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times