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Original Article A Clinical Use of CT Scan in Rectal Cancer.
Bo Yang Suh, Yong Sik Chung, Su Jeung Lee, Min Chul Shim, Koing Bo Kwun
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 1986;3(1):67-72
Published online: December 31, 1986
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Authors evaluated the accuracy of preoperative pelvic CT scan staging and its effects on management in 12 biopsy proved rectal cancer patients. Authors also studied postoperative CT in 5 patients to detect disease recurrence and metastasis. Preoperative CT staging was identical to surgical and/or pathological staging in 9 patients (75%), but it was underestimated in two cases and overestimated in one instance than in surgical stagings. In 7 cases, CT scan did not alter original choice of procedures. However, preoperative CT staging gave definitive informations to change management plans in 5 cases otherwise the treatment would be difficult and inadequate. Postoperative CT showed local recurrence in one and liver metastases in 2 cases. One of them was not detected at exploratory laparotomy.

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