Lateral lymph node dissection in rectal cancer

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This chapter describes the clinical significance of lateral nodal disease for patients with (distal) rectal cancer. It highlights the differences in the traditional treatment of rectal cancer between Eastern and Western physicians with regard to imaging, neoadjuvant treatment, and the indications for a lateral lymph node dissection; a procedure which is described in detail toward the end of this chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Lymphatic System in Colorectal Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationBasic Concepts, Pathology, Imaging, and Treatment Perspectives
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780128242971
ISBN (Print)9780128242988
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022

Publication series

NameThe Lymphatic System in Colorectal Cancer: Basic Concepts, Pathology, Imaging, and Treatment Perspectives


  • Distal rectal cancer
  • Imaging
  • Lateral lymph node dissection
  • Lateral lymph node(s)
  • Neoadjuvant treatment

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