Lymphatic microvessel density is an independent prognostic factor in colorectal cancer.

@article{Matsumoto2007LymphaticMD,
  title={Lymphatic microvessel density is an independent prognostic factor in colorectal cancer.},
  author={Kentaro Matsumoto and Yoshifumi Nakayama and Yuzuru Inoue and Noritaka Minagawa and Takefumi Katsuki and Kazunori Shibao and Yosuke Tsurudome and Keiji Hirata and Naoki Nagata and Hideaki Itoh},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={308-14}
}
PURPOSE Although lymph node metastasis via lymphatic vessels often is related with an adverse outcome, it is not well known whether lymphatic spread to lymph node needs the development of the new lymphatic formation. In addition, the correlation between lymphangiogenesis and prognosis has not been well documented. This study was designed to assess the prognostic value of lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic vessel invasion in colorectal cancer. METHODS We examined 106 colorectal cancer specimens… CONTINUE READING
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