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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1986;3(1):67-72.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1986.3.1.67    Published online December 31, 1986.
A Clinical Use of CT Scan in Rectal Cancer.
Bo Yang Suh, Yong Sik Chung, Su Jeung Lee, Min Chul Shim, Koing Bo Kwun
Abstract
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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