Adenocarcinoma of the Lower Third of the Rectum: Metastases in Lymph Nodes Smaller Than 5 mm and Occult Micrometastases; Preliminary Results on Early Tumor Recurrence

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Background: The number of examined lymph nodes and metastases in lymph nodes smaller than 5 mm (small lymph nodes) are a determining factor in the stage of rectal cancer although the clinical significance of occult micrometastases is controversial. We are reporting our preliminary results on the identification and prognostic utility of metastases in small… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10434-001-0413-x

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@article{Andreola2001AdenocarcinomaOT, title={Adenocarcinoma of the Lower Third of the Rectum: Metastases in Lymph Nodes Smaller Than 5 mm and Occult Micrometastases; Preliminary Results on Early Tumor Recurrence}, author={Salvatore Ambrogio Andreola and Ermanno Leo and Filiberto Belli and Gianfrancesco Gallino and Grazia Sirizzotti and Giuseppe Sampietro}, journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology}, year={2001}, volume={8}, pages={413-417} }