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Early appendiceal adenocarcinoma. A review of the literature with special reference to optimal surgical procedures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11931535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rare case of early colonic adenocarcinoma of the appendix confined to the mucosa is reported. The patient remained well 5 years after simple appendectomy. We also review the Japanese literature on early colonic adenocarcinoma of the appendix. Twenty-seven cases of early colonic adenocarcinoma of the appendix, including ours, have been reported in Japan. In 20 of these patients, right hemicolectomy or ileocecal resection was performed. Eighteen patients were available for lymph node evaluation. Lymph nodes were negative for metastasis in 17 of the 18. Only one patient, with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma invading the submucosa, had lymph node metastases. Our study shows that well-differentiated adenocarcinoma invading the submucosa, or adenocarcinoma of any differentiation confined to the mucosa, may be feasibly treated with simple appendectomy.
Keisuke Hata; Nobutaka Tanaka; Yukihiro Nomura; Ikuo Wada; Hirokazu Nagawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0944-1174     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-04     Completed Date:  2002-10-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9430794     Medline TA:  J Gastroenterol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  210-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Tokyo, Japan
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / drug therapy,  pathology,  surgery*
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic / therapeutic use
Appendiceal Neoplasms / drug therapy,  pathology,  surgery*
Fluorouracil / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic; 51-21-8/Fluorouracil
Comment In:
J Gastroenterol. 2002;37(11):981   [PMID:  12483256 ]

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