TITLE

EX VIVO SENTINEL LYMPH NODE MAPPING IN COLORECTAL CARCINOMA, A NOVEL APPROACH THAT IDENTIFIES OCCULT TUMOUR SPREAD

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, F. M.; Coffey, J. C.; Khasri, N.; Galvin, E.; Walsh, M.; El Sayed, A.; O'Connor, O. J.; Malone, C.; Parfrey, N.; Goffney, E.; Stephens, R.; Kennedy, M. J.; Reynolds, J. V.; Kirwan, W. O.; Redmond, H. P.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study that established a novel ex vivo mapping technique that is easily applicable both in theatre and also during histological processing. The development of systemic disease after curative surgery for colorectal cancer approaches 30%. This may represent understaging. Sentinel lymph node mapping (SLNM) identifies lymph nodes at high risk of harbouring metastatic disease. With full ethical approval and informed consent, 27 patients with primary colorectal cancer and 3 patients with severely dysplastic tubulovillous adenomas prospectively underwent ex vivo SLNM.
ACCESSION #
13218879

 

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