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Lymphatic drainage of adrenal neuroblastoma.
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PMID:  7693905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The lymphatic drainage of adrenal neuroblastoma (NB) was investigated in 11 patients using intraoperative vital staining with carbon particle suspension. Carbon staining was most frequent in the nodes at the origin of the renal artery and next most frequent in the interaorticovenous nodes. The staining was characteristically noted in the paraaortic nodes and the nodes around the hemiazygos vein in cases of left adrenal NB, and in the paracaval nodes and the nodes around the azygos vein in cases of right adrenal NB. Histological evaluation confirmed a correlation with lymph node metastases and carbon staining. These findings suggest that the primary regional nodes of adrenal NB are the nodes at the origin of the renal artery, those around the hemiazygos vein in left adrenal NB, and those around the azygos vein in right adrenal NB. The secondary regional nodes are the interaorticovenous nodes, the paraaortic nodes in left adrenal NB, and the paracaval nodes in right adrenal NB. The topography of lymphatic drainage of adrenal NB should be considered in the management of this tumor.
K Tokiwa; K Nakamura; S Ogita; N Iwai; A Hagiwara; T Takahashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-07     Completed Date:  1993-12-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  927-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Surgery, Children's Research Hospital, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Carbon / diagnostic use
Child, Preschool
Intraoperative Care
Lymphatic Metastasis
Lymphatic System / pathology
Neuroblastoma / pathology*,  surgery
Staining and Labeling
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Suspensions; 7440-44-0/Carbon

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