Chapter 4. MRI-Directed Rectal Cancer Surgery

  1. John H. Scholefield1,
  2. Axel Grothey2,
  3. Herand Abcarian3 and
  4. Tim Maughan4
  1. Brendan Moran and
  2. John H. Scholefield

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch4

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

How to Cite

Moran, B. and Scholefield, J. H. (2006) MRI-Directed Rectal Cancer Surgery, in Challenges in Colorectal Cancer (eds J. H. Scholefield, A. Grothey, H. Abcarian and T. Maughan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  3. 3

    Turi Josefsen Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  4. 4

    Professor of Cancer Studies, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127066

Online ISBN: 9780470753231



  • rectal cancer;
  • surgery;
  • colorectal malignancies;
  • chemoradiotherapy;
  • pelvis


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Local recurrence of rectal cancer

  • Local recurrence and the circumferential resection margin

  • Surgical technique and total mesorectal excision

  • Conclusions