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Abstract #0376

Prognostic significance of MRI-detected mesorectal fat thickness in rectal cancer; a risk factor for distance metastasis

Pratik Tripathi1, Zhen Li1, Yaqi Shen1, Xuemei Hu1, and Daoyu Hu1
1Department of Radiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Our study got a step closer to probable cause of the poor prognosis in rectal cancer in obese patients. The correlation of the area within mesorectum with BMI and also the correlation between the mesorectal fat thickness and distant metastasis signifies the need of selection of optimum treatment modality for obese patients in rectal cancer. This preliminary study may shed some light on the current scenario and show probable direction for the solution. Selection of different treatment modalities and new surgical techniques may be required to improve the prognosis.

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