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
Subtitle of host publicationExpertise for Clinical Practice
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781118589199
ISBN (Print)9781118589212
StatePublished - Jun 20 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Colonoscopy
  • Lower gastrointestinal cancers
  • Rectum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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