Rapid immunohistochemical detection of lymph node micrometastasis during operation for upper gastrointestinal carcinoma.

BACKGROUND The intraoperative diagnosis of lymph node micrometastasis (LNM) may help guide the area of appropriate lymph node dissection. This study aimed to evaluate the rapid immunohistochemical detection of LNMs using frozen sections during operation for gastro-oesophageal cancer. METHODS Rapid immunostaining with anticytokeratin (AE1/AE3) antibody was… CONTINUE READING