2017
DOI: 10.1590/0102-6720201700020006
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Prognostic Factors for Left Colectomy for Colon Cancer: A Ten Years Experience of a Single University Institution

Abstract: Background: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world. In Brazil, it is the leading cause of cancer in the gastrointestinal tract. Aim: To evaluate the preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative risk factors for recurrence and overall survival of patients with left colon cancer operated during a ten-year period. Methods: Patients with left colon cancer surgically treated underwent clinical preoperative workout and cancer staging. The following factors were studied: gender, age, tumor l… Show more

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“…The only report we found on prognostic risk factors in patients with left-side CRC after surgery showed that the prognosis was only related to staging. [8][9][10]51 CC is one of the most rapidly increasing types of right colon cancer with a poor prognosis, and our study will contribute to the development of this field.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 82%
“…The only report we found on prognostic risk factors in patients with left-side CRC after surgery showed that the prognosis was only related to staging. [8][9][10]51 CC is one of the most rapidly increasing types of right colon cancer with a poor prognosis, and our study will contribute to the development of this field.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 82%
“…In our previous publications we studied the division of the right and left colon cancer 24 , 25 . In a more recent paper, Benedix et al 3 found a need for a further subdivision of RCC and LCC.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%