Imaging-Guided Preoperative Localization of Intra-Abdominal Local Recurrences of Colorectal Cancer Using the Harpoon Technique

J. Bollo, F. Ferrara, J. C. Pernas, C. Rodriguez-Luppi, E. M. Targarona, M. Trias

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Abstract

© 2017, © The Finnish Surgical Society 2017. Background and Aims: Intra-abdominal local recurrences of colorectal cancer can be difficult to localize and excise because they are not easily visible or palpable. Materials and Methods: We report on our experience using the computed tomography–guided harpoon technique to locate and resect these nodules in seven patients. Results: No complications were recorded during the procedures. Six nodes were malignant and all margins were tumor free. Conclusions: Harpoon placement for intra-abdominal local recurrences of colorectal cancer is a feasible and useful technique that provides direct localization and complete excision of lesions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-123
JournalScandinavian Journal of Surgery
Volume107
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Harpoon
  • abdominal nodules
  • colorectal local recurrence
  • computed tomography scan
  • imaging-guided detection

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    Bollo, J., Ferrara, F., Pernas, J. C., Rodriguez-Luppi, C., Targarona, E. M., & Trias, M. (2018). Imaging-Guided Preoperative Localization of Intra-Abdominal Local Recurrences of Colorectal Cancer Using the Harpoon Technique. Scandinavian Journal of Surgery, 107(2), 120-123. https://doi.org/10.1177/1457496917738921