Micrometastasis in lymph nodes and microinvasion of the muscularis propria in primary lesions of submucosal gastric cancer.

@article{Cai2000MicrometastasisIL,
  title={Micrometastasis in lymph nodes and microinvasion of the muscularis propria in primary lesions of submucosal gastric cancer.},
  author={Jianhui Cai and Masahide Ikeguchi and Michio Maeta and Nobuaki Kaibara},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={32-9}
}
BACKGROUND It is important to clarify the clinicopathologic characteristics of micrometastasis in lymph nodes and microinvasion in primary lesions for the treatment options with regard to submucosal gastric cancer. METHODS We examined 1945 lymph nodes and 68 primary tumors resected from 79 patients with submucosal gastric cancer. Two consecutive sections were prepared for simultaneous staining with ordinary hematoxylin and eosin and immunostaining with anticytokeratin antibody (CAM 5.2… CONTINUE READING

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