Clearance technique for the detection of lymph nodes in colorectal cancer.

@article{Cawthorn1986ClearanceTF,
  title={Clearance technique for the detection of lymph nodes in colorectal cancer.},
  author={Simon J. Cawthorn and Neville M Gibbs and Christopher G. Marks},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={58-60}
}
Lymph node metastases are an important determinant of prognosis following surgery for colorectal cancer. A xylene alcohol clearance technique has been employed in Guildford to facilitate the identification of lymph nodes in the mesorectum of rectal cancer specimens. The numbers of lymph nodes and lymph node metastases were compared with seven other centres and St. Mark's Hospital, where clearance techniques were not employed in patients undergoing a randomized trial of pre-operative… CONTINUE READING
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