Aktuelles aus der nachsorge beim kolorektalen karzinom

Translated title of the contribution: Follow-up for colorectal carcinomas: Actual trends

Elisabeth Oevermann*, Claudia Killaitis, Martin Kraus, Oliver Schwandner, Hans Peter Bruch

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Background: It was the aim of this study to evaluate the definite role of a standardized surveillance program for colorectal cancer within a 23-year period. Patients and Methods: 1,116 patients underwent curative surgery for colorectal cancer. Out of these, 1,046 patients available for prospective follow-up were compared to a historical collective (1979-1989). Results: Tumor progression was significantly decreased from 36% to 26% which was primarily caused by the introduction of total mesorectal excision (TME). 5-year survival data for curative resections for both hepatic and pulmonary metastases (54% and 89%, respectively) were increased. Conclusion: In terms of follow-up, it could be demonstrated that complete follow-up participation positively influenced prognosis particularly related to asymptomatic patients.

Translated title of the contributionFollow-up for colorectal carcinomas: Actual trends
Original languageGerman
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)280-288
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 10.2005


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