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Nodal staging of colorectal carcinomas and sentinel nodes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12719450     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review surveys the staging systems used for the classification of colorectal carcinomas, including the TNM system, and focuses on the assessment of the nodal stage of the disease. It reviews the quantitative requirements for a regional metastatic work up, and some qualitative features of lymph nodes that may help in the selection of positive and negative lymph nodes. Identification of the sentinel lymph nodes (those lymph nodes that have direct drainage from the primary tumour site) is one such qualitative feature that is claimed to allow the upstaging of colorectal carcinomas via an oriented, enhanced pathological work up. Current evidence in favour of a change in the requisite of assessing as may lymph nodes as is possible, and concentrating the efforts on only a selected number of lymph nodes, is weak.
G Cserni
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-29     Completed Date:  2003-06-13     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-35     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pathology, Bács-Kiskun County Teaching Hospital, Kacskemét, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Colorectal Neoplasms / pathology*
Lymphatic Metastasis
Neoplasm Staging
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy / methods
Comment In:
J Clin Pathol. 2004 Mar;57(3):335-6   [PMID:  14990616 ]

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