Fewer number of lymph nodes in specimen of rectal cancer patients treated by neoadjuvant therapy and total mesorectal excision.
Pathologic complete response is the only condition in which, a fewer number of lymph nodes in the specimen of rectal cancer patients treated by neoadjuvant therapy and total mesorectal excision, can be safe.
This article was my thesis for Doctoral Fellow at the Sao Paulo UniversityDr. Leonardo Bustamante-Lopez, Md, PhD.
Int J Surg 2018 Aug 5;56:283-287. Epub 2018 Jul 5.
Department of Gastroenterology, Surgical Division, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.
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