Number of nodes examined and staging accuracy in colorectal carcinoma.

@article{Wong1999NumberON,
  title={Number of nodes examined and staging accuracy in colorectal carcinoma.},
  author={Jan H. Wong and Richard Severino and M Barbera Honnebier and Paul M Tom and Thomas S Namiki},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={2896-900}
}
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to determine the number of nodes that need to be examined to accurately reflect the histology of the regional lymphatics in colorectal carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients undergoing curative resection for T2 and T3 colorectal cancer between 1992 and 1996 were reviewed. Pathologic data from these patients were entered into a computerized database for storage, retrieval, and analysis. The major outcome measured was the number of nodes that need to be… CONTINUE READING

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