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October 17, 2016
|Vol. 3, Issue 5|
Three-Dimensional Ultrasound: Is it Useful for Decision Making in the Management of Rectal Cancer? Is 3D Ultrasound Useful in Rectal Tumor?
Sthela M Murad-Regadas, Romulo M Almeida, Rosilma G Lima Barreto, Doryane MR Lima, Francisco Sergio Pinheiro Regadas, Lusmar Veras Rodrigues, Francisco Coracy C Monteiro, Paulo G Oliveira, Joao Batista Barreto and Univaldo Etsuo Sagae
Corresponding author: Sthela M Murad-Regadas, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Coordenator of Unit of Pelvic Floor and Anorectal Physiology, School of Medicine, Clinical Hospital, Federal University of Ceara; Department of Colorectal Surgery San Carlos Hospital, Fortaleza-CE, Av Pontes Vieira, 2551, Fortaleza, Ceara, 60130-241 Brazil
Consecutive patients treated for rectal cancer or adenomas in 4 colorectal centers in Brazil were included. Patients with early-stage rectal cancer identified by 3D-US were assigned to receive resection only, and those with a later stage were assigned to receive CRT. A second 3D-US was performed after CRT to detect the presence of residual tumor and metastatic lymph nodes or complete response.
Citation: Murad-Regadas SM, Almeida RM, Barreto RGL, Lima DMR, Regadas FSP, et al. (2016) Three-Dimensional Ultrasound: Is it Useful for Decision Making in the Management of Rectal Cancer? Is 3D Ultrasound Useful in Rectal Tumor? Int J Cancer Clin Res 3:068.