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Clin Imaging. 2014 Sep-Oct;38(5):698-703. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.05.003. Epub 2014 May 16.

Predictors of mesorectal fascia invasion after gadolinium injection in rectal carcinoma after neoadjuvant therapy.

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1
Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149, Trieste, Italy. Electronic address: quaia@units.it.
2
Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149, Trieste, Italy.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess spectral presaturation inversion-recovery MRI sequence with gadolinium to identify predictors of mesorectal fascia (MRF) invasion in patients with locally advanced rectal carcinoma after neoadjuvant therapy.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Sixty-five patients underwent neoadjuvant concomitant radiation and chemotherapy and surgery. Magnetic resonance images were assessed by two radiologists.

RESULTS:

Linear (odds ratio, 95% confidence intervals: 19.33, 1.98-188.6) and reticular strands (odds ratio, 95% confidence intervals: 9.75, 1.45-67.77) reaching the MRF are predictors of MRF invasion.

CONCLUSION:

Linear or reticular mesorectal strands reaching the MRF detected at contrast-enhanced MRI represent a predictor of MRF invasion.

KEYWORDS:

Magnetic resonance imaging; Mesorectal fascia; Neoadjuvant therapy; Rectal cancer

PMID:
24934670
DOI:
10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.05.003
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