The Severity of Neural Invasion Is a Crucial Prognostic Factor in Rectal Cancer Independent of Neoadjuvant Radiochemotherapy

Ceyhan G. , Liebl F., Maak M., Schuster T., Becker K., Langer R., ...More

ANNALS OF SURGERY, vol.252, no.5, pp.797-803, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 252 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sla.0b013e3181fcab8d
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.797-803


Objective: To provide a comprehensive characterization of neural invasion (NI) in rectal adenocarcinoma (RC), to establish a novel NI-severity scoring system, and to assess the prognostic value of NI with emphasis on its localization and severity.