Effect of preoperative irradiation on resectability of colorectal carcinomas.

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Journal Article

From 1968 to January 1, 1977, 44 patients with initially unresectable colorectal carcinoma were treated with preoperative radiotherapy and surgery. On presentation, unresectability was determined either clinically (26 patients) or by preradiotherapy laparotomy (18 patients). Preoperative irradiation consisted of 4500-5000 rad. After radiotherapy, 33 of 44 lesions were considered resectable. Seven of 33 patients underwent incomplete resection with mean survival of 17 months. Resection was complete in 26 of the 33 patients. Of the latter group (26), 18 patients are alive with no evidence of disease with minimum follow-up of 36 months. Detailed results are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Emami, B; Pilepich, M; Willett, C; Munzenrider, JE; Miller, HH

Published Date

  • August 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1295 - 1299

PubMed ID

  • 7141908

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7141908

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0360-3016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0360-3016(82)90578-8

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States