Evaluation of lateral pelvic nodes in patients with advanced rectal cancer

  • Kim D
  • Chung J
  • Yu J
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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to discuss the importance of lateral pelvic lymph node metastasis as a predictor of local recurrence and survival in patients with advanced rectal cancer.
CONCLUSION: Prediction of lateral pelvic nodal staging on MRI shows high accuracy compared with the other imaging modalities. Diffusion-weighted MRI or (18)F-FDG PET/CT may be helpful to assesses lateral pelvic lymph node metastasis.

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  • 10
  • 11228
  • 13
  • 2013
  • 2214
  • Double-stapling technique anastomosis
  • Intracorporeal transection
  • Laparoscopic anterior resection
  • Rectal cancer
  • accepted after revision
  • ajr
  • doi
  • lateral pelvic node
  • pelvic mri
  • received may 14
  • rectal cancer

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  • Dae Jung Kim

  • Jae-Joon Chung

  • Jeong-Sik Yu

  • Eun Suk Cho

  • Joo Hee Kim

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