The Definition of Local Recurrence

The definition of local recurrence is clinical, radiological or pathological evidence of recurrent rectal carcinoma in the soft or bony tissues of the pelvis, with the exception of the ovaries [6], including patients with isolated local recurrence as well as those with local recurrence in association with distant metastatic disease [7].

Another definition of recurrence is a regrowth of the adenocarcinoma at the resection site at least three months following radical resection, either as isolated local disease or in addition to distant metastases [8].

In this chapter the focus of our interest will be recurrent disease localised inside the minor pelvis, which presents the most difficult and dangerous, most often late complication of surgery for rectal cancer.

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