Acetone clearance of mesocolic or mesorectal fat increases lymph node yield and may improve detection of high‐risk Stage II colorectal cancer patients

  title={Acetone clearance of mesocolic or mesorectal fat increases lymph node yield and may improve detection of high‐risk Stage II colorectal cancer patients},
  author={C. A. W. Leung and G. E. Fazzi and Jarno Melenhorst and Dorit Rennspiess and Heike I. Grabsch},
  journal={Colorectal Disease},
Lymph node (LN) status is key to determining the need for adjuvant therapy in colorectal cancer (CRC) and for disease which has progressed to Stage II (T3–T4, N0, M0). A yield of fewer than 12 LNs is considered a risk factor similar to high‐grade histology and vascular, lymphatic and perineural invasion. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the effect of acetone fat clearance of the mesocolon or mesorectum on LN yield and the identification of patients with high‐risk Stage II… Expand
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