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T2N0 low rectal cancer in a fragile and elderly patient. Standard vs tailored management?
Posted in Debates on 27 October 2015

A 84-year-old patient with a history of high blood pressure and chronic heart failure. Colonoscopy was performed and a tumor was found 3 cm from the anal verge. The extension study was negative for distant disease. The pathology was positive for Adenocarcinoma. Tumor staging was T2N0 at MRI. Manometry was performed, showing an anorectal functionalism within normality. What would your therapeutic plan be?

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