Cancer Invasion to Auerbach’s Plexus is an Important Prognostic Factor in Patients with pT3-pT4 Colorectal Cancer

  title={Cancer Invasion to Auerbach’s Plexus is an Important Prognostic Factor in Patients with pT3-pT4 Colorectal Cancer},
  author={Shin Fujita and Yukihiro Nakanisi and Hirokazu Taniguchi and Seiichiro Yamamoto and Takayuki Akasu and Yoshihiro Moriya and Tadakazu Shimoda},
  journal={Diseases of the Colon \& Rectum},
PurposeBy defining perineural invasion of colorectal cancer as invasion to Auerbach’s plexus, we examined the usefulness of this pathologic finding as a prognostic factor.MethodsA total of 509 consecutive patients who underwent curative surgery for pT3 or pT4 colorectal cancer between May 1997 and December 2001 were reviewed. All the surviving patients were followed for more than five years. All the pathologic findings, including perineural invasion, were described prospectively in the… 
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