Eur J Surg Oncol 2021 Jun 6. Epub 2021 Jun 6.
Colorectal Unit, Department of Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; Faculty of Health and Medical Science, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Background: In the West, low rectal cancer patients with abnormal lateral lymph nodes (LLNs) are commonly treated with neoadjuvant (chemo)radiotherapy (nCRT) followed by total mesorectal excision (TME). Additionally, some perform a lateral lymph node dissection (LLND). To date, no comparative data (nCRT vs. Read More