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International Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 438450, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/438450
Review Article

Analysis of Risk Factors for Lymph Nodal Involvement in Early Stages of Rectal Cancer: When Can Local Excision Be Considered an Appropriate Treatment? Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Literature

11st Division of General Surgery, S. Chiara Hospital, 38122 Trento, Italy
2Division of Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Policlinic G. B. Rossi, 37134 Verona, Italy
3Department of Health, APSS, 38122 Trento, Italy
4Department of Obsterics and Gynecology, Policlinic G. B. Rossi, 37134 Verona, Italy

Received 15 March 2012; Revised 15 April 2012; Accepted 17 April 2012

Academic Editor: Manousos-Georgios Pramateftakis

Copyright © 2012 Alessandro Carrara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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