Vascular and neural invasion in colorectal carcinoma. Incidence and prognostic significance.

@article{Krasna1988VascularAN,
  title={Vascular and neural invasion in colorectal carcinoma. Incidence and prognostic significance.},
  author={Mark Jonathan Krasna and Louis J Flancbaum and Ronald P. Cody and S Shneibaum and Gur Y Ben Ari},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1988},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={1018-23}
}
The incidence and significance of histologic vascular and/or neural invasion in 77 patients with colorectal carcinoma treated over a 6-year period were analyzed retrospectively. Vascular invasion was found in 37.6% of patients and neural invasion in 14.3%. The following three types of vascular invasion were identified: tumor lining epithelium, tumor thrombi, and destruction of the vessel wall. The incidence of metastases in patients with vascular invasion was 60% as opposed to 17% in those… CONTINUE READING

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