Factors influencing local recurrence after curative surgery for rectal cancer

Giovanni Battista Secco, R. Fardelli, E. Campora, S. Rovida, S. Bertoglio

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The histories of 90 consecutive patients who underwent curative surgery for rectal cancer from January 1975 to December 1981 were reviewed. Twenty of 90 patients (22.2%) recurred locally. The site of the primary lesion and tumor differentiation are the most important factors influencing local recurrence. Median survival from recurrence was 3 months and no patient was alive after 15 months. No significant difference in survival was observed in patients surgically treated for recurrence compared to untreated patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalOncology (Switzerland)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989


  • Local recurrence
  • Prognostic factors
  • Rectal cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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