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Fig. 1 | Chinese Journal of Cancer

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From: Outcomes of preoperative chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery in patients with unresectable locally advanced sigmoid colon cancer

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The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans prior to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (neoCRT), after neoCRT and after colectomy in a patient with unresectable locally advanced sigmoid colon cancer (LASCC). MRI scan of the lower abdomen and pelvis before neoCRT (ac), 4 weeks after neoCRT (df) and 1 month after surgical resection (gi) show the lesion. Prior to neoCRT, the lesion measured 100 mm at the largest dimension and invaded into the urinary bladder (long arrow). The radial margins are at risk (ac). After neoCRT, substantial down-sizing of the lesion and improvement of all the margins were observed. The upper bladder wall (short arrow) remains thick (df). After colectomy and partial cystectomy, the lesion was removed completely. Bladder structure is well preserved (arrow head) (gi). (a, d, g, coronal T1-weighted with contrast; b, e, h, sagittal T1-weighted with contrast; c, f, i, cross T2-weighted)

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