Rectal adenocarcinoma with oncocytic features: possible relationship with preoperative chemoradiotherapy.
BACKGROUND: The introduction of preoperative chemoradiation into the treatment protocol of rectal adenocarcinomas has affected the microscopical morphology in subsequent resection specimens. The constellation of histopathological changes is varied and well documented. AIM: To describe oncocytic change in rectal cancers that have been treated with chemoradiation before surgery. METHODS: 7 of 54 patients with rectal cancer were identified with a history of chemoradiation, specifically directed ...Expand abstract
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