Venous invasion may predict lymph node metastasis in early rectal cancer.


AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of histopathological and demographic characteristics in predicting lymph node metastasis in patients with adenocarcinoma of the rectum confined to the mucosal and submucosal layers. METHODS Fifty-nine patients with early rectal cancer underwent resection of the rectum including lymph nodes and five showed… (More)