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Question Man with Rectal Pain

A 65 y/o man was previously in excellent health presents with pain during defecation, tenesmus, rectal pain. On workup the physician discovers that he has a rectal tumor that is 8cm from the anal verge. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment?

a. Abdominoperineal resection.
b. Imatinib
c. Low anterior resection
d. Radiation alone
e. Radiation plus chemotherapy.
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A 65 y/o man was previously in excellent health presents with pain during defecation, tenesmus, rectal pain. On workup the physician discovers that he has a rectal tumor that is 8cm from the anal verge. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment?

a. Abdominoperineal resection.
b. Imatinib
c. Low anterior resection
d. Radiation alone
e. Radiation plus chemotherapy.

a. Abdominoperineal resection. when distal lesion les than 10 cm from anal verge (the answer

c. Low anterior resection if more than 10 cm from anal verge



e. Radiation plus chemotherapy. adjuvant chemo for positive LN
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That is exactly the answer and the explanation given. So not posting a separate explanation...
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