Surgical Aspects of Lower Gastrointestinal Cancers

Anthony J. Senagore

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This chapter talks about several case studies for lower gastrointestinal cancers. The first case study is about a 65-year-old healthy female patient presents with a nonobstructing sigmoid colon adenocarcinoma found on screening colonoscopy . A few other case studies include a 59-year-old male patient presents with a 3 cm adenocarcinoma at 8 cm from the dentate line. A metastatic work-up demonstrates no evidence of disease outside the rectum. Ultrasound demonstrates an uT3N0Mx primary lesion, and on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the closest margin is 7 mm from the fascia propria of the rectum. The chapter presents with questions and answers for lower gastrointestinal cancers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Consult: Expertise for Clinical Practice
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781118589199
ISBN (Print)9781118589212
StatePublished - Jun 20 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Colonoscopy
  • Lower gastrointestinal cancers
  • Rectum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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