Does preoperative radiotherapy with postoperative chemotherapy increase acute side-effects and postoperative complications of total mesorectal excision? Report of the randomized Finnish rectal cancer trial

S Salmenkylä, M Kouri, P Osterlund, E Pukkala, P Luukkonen, M Hyöty, M Pääkkönen, J Mäkelä, H Mustonen, HJ Järvinen

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-282
JournalScandinavian Journal of Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • adjuvant chemotherapy
  • anastomotic leakage
  • postoperative complications
  • preoperative radiotherapy
  • rectal cancer
  • total mesorectal excision

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