© 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.
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2018|
- abdominal nodules
- colorectal local recurrence
- computed tomography scan
- imaging-guided detection
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