Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, May 26th, 2006
According to recent research from Italy, "Local recurrence of rectal cancer occurs in a considerable group of patients who have undergone radical treatment for primary tumour. The treatment of choice is surgical resection but the prognosis remains poor, as a negative margin excision is possible in only a small subset of patients."
"A review of prognostic factors for locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC) after surgery is presented," explained M. Caricato and colleagues, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome. "We systematically reviewed the literature for reports on prognostic factors after surgical...
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