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Gwin JL , Hoffman JP , Eisenberg BL
Surgical-Management of Nonhepatic Intraabdominal Recurrence of Carcinoma of the Colon
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. 1993 Jun;36(6) :540-544
PMID: ISI:A1993LG50800002   
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The role of surgery in the management of intra-abdominal recurrence of colon cancer has not been clearly determined. We reviewed the charts of 28 patients operated upon at our institution for nonhepatic intra-abdominal recurrence of carcinoma of the colon and followed for a median of 10. 5 months after reoperation. Total resection of gross disease was possible in 15 patients, who had a median overall actuarial survival of 25.5 months and a disease-free survival of 13 months. Within this group, disease-free survival was significantly prolonged when time to first recurrence was greater than 16 months and when patients had not had a prior operation for recurrent disease (P < 0.05). Six patients having a partial resection and seven patients having only a bypass or ostomy had significantly shorter survivals than those in the totally resected group, with median survivals of 8 and 3.5 months, respectively (P < 0. 0 5). Operative management of recurrent colon cancer may prolong survival when disease can be eradicated, and palliative operations appear more successful when tumor is resected rather than bypassed.
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