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Incidence and patterns of recurrence following curative resection for colorectal carcinoma.
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PMID:  9102255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: This study was designed to determine incidence and patterns of recurrence after curative resection of colorectal carcinoma and to determine which variables are significant in predicting outcome. METHOD: A retrospective review of 524 patients operated on by one surgeon from 1975 to 1992 was conducted. Variables recorded included age, gender, location, gross morphology, histology, stage of each primary and evidence of perforation and direct extension at time of original operation. Overall survival and pattern of recurrence were documented. RESULTS: Overall recurrence rate was 27.9 percent. Anastomotic recurrence rate was 11.7 percent. Anastomotic recurrences were higher for rectal than colon lesions (20.3 vs. 6.2 percent; P = 0.001). Distant metastases developed in 14.4 percent of patients, 13.9 percent for colon carcinoma and 15.5 percent for rectal carcinoma. Average time for anastomotic recurrence was 16.2 months vs. 22.9 months for distant disease. T1,2,N0,M0 lesions had a 17.6 percent recurrence rate, T3,N0,M0 was 23.4 percent, and T1,2,3,N1,M0 was 43.7 percent (P = .001). Patients who did not undergo any intervention after diagnosis of recurrence survived an average of 28 months. Those who received palliative treatment survived an average of 39 months. Twenty-four percent of patients had reresection for cure, and 47 percent of these patients were alive at a mean of 80 months; those who died of their disease did so at an average of 53 months. Positive predictive factors for recurrence include site of lesion (rectum vs. colon), stage, invasion of contiguous organs, and presence of perforation. Age, gender, degree of differentiation, mucin secretion, and gross morphology were not found to be predictive factors in this study. CONCLUSIONS: Recurrence after resection for rectal carcinoma is higher than after colon carcinoma. In those patients in whom reresection is possible, up to 50 percent may have long-term survival. Understanding patterns of recurrence and features that predispose to them may guide the physician in aggressive but more selective adjuvant therapy and recommendations for targeted surveillance in follow-up.
D I Obrand; P H Gordon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the colon and rectum     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0012-3706     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Colon Rectum     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-11     Completed Date:  1997-04-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372764     Medline TA:  Dis Colon Rectum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anastomosis, Surgical
Carcinoma / secondary*,  surgery*
Colorectal Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local* / epidemiology,  therapy
Neoplasm Staging
Proportional Hazards Models
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Survival Analysis

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