Lymph nodes after preoperative chemoradiotherapy for rectal carcinoma: number, status, and impact on survival.

@article{Rullier2008LymphNA,
  title={Lymph nodes after preoperative chemoradiotherapy for rectal carcinoma: number, status, and impact on survival.},
  author={Anne Rullier and Christophe R Laurent and Maylis Capdepont and V{\'e}ronique Vendrely and Genevi{\`e}ve Bell{\'e}ann{\'e}e and Paulette Bioulac-Sage and Eric Rullier},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={45-50}
}
The number and status of lymph nodes examined is crucial for tumor staging. Impact of preoperative chemoradiotherapy on lymph nodes status and survival is still controversial in rectal carcinoma. The aim of this study was (i) to define the impact of preoperative chemoradiotherapy on the number of both retrieved and positive lymph nodes in rectal cancer specimen, (ii) to evaluate the influence of the number of lymph nodes retrieved on survival in patients treated by preoperative… CONTINUE READING