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Inoperable and recurrent carcinoma of the rectum and rectosigmoid. Aspects of radiation treatment and prognosis.
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PMID:  603215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
35 patients treated with radiotherapy for recurrent (23) or primarily inoperable (12) rectal or rectosigmoid carcinoma are presented. The radiation treatment was delivered in 28 cases with megavoltage equipment, in two cases with a conventional X-ray unit and in seven cases with intracavitary radium or cathetron applications. 17 of the patients (49%) lived for more than one year. Six patients from the recurrent cases lived (26%) for more than two years, and four patients (17%) survived three years. Relief of symptoms was observed in at least 20 cases. The importance of early diagnosis of recurrent tumor is stressed especially in the follow-up of Dukes' A and B groups.
E Nordman; M Grönroos; A J Aho; S Numminen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales chirurgiae et gynaecologiae     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0355-9521     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Chir Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1977  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-10     Completed Date:  1978-03-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609767     Medline TA:  Ann Chir Gynaecol     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fistula / etiology
Follow-Up Studies
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Radiotherapy / adverse effects
Rectal Neoplasms / mortality,  radiotherapy*
Sigmoid Neoplasms / mortality,  radiotherapy*

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