Patient Surveillance After Curative-Intent Treatment for Rectal Carcinoma

  • Frank E. Johnson
  • Anna M. Priddy
  • David Y. Johnson


This chapter briefly describes the history of patient surveillance after curative-intent primary treatment for rectal carcinoma. It spans prehistoric times to the present. Notable scientific advances and notable innovators are mentioned.


Anesthesia Second-look procedure Randomized trials Computer Surveillance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank E. Johnson
    • 1
  • Anna M. Priddy
    • 2
  • David Y. Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgerySt. Louis University Medical CenterSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgerySt. Louis VAMCSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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