Long-term effects of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by sphincter-preserving resection on anal sphincter function in relation to quality of life among locally advanced rectal cancer patients: a cross-sectional analysis


Ozgen Z., Ozden S., ATASOY B. M. , Ozyurt H., Gencosmanoglu R., Imeryuz N.

RADIATION ONCOLOGY, cilt.10, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/s13014-015-0479-4
  • Dergi Adı: RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Özet

Background: There is growing recognition for the consequences of rectal cancer treatment to maintain an adequate functional sphincter in the long-term rather than preserving the anal sphincter itself. This study aims to evaluate long-term effects of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) followed by sphincter-preserving resection on anal sphincter function in relation to quality of life (QoL) among locally advanced rectal cancer patients.