Clinical and pathologic factors that predict lymph node yield from surgical specimens in colorectal cancer: A population-based study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Neoplasm Staging

abstract

  • Despite the increasing yields observed over time, patients with rectal cancer and older patients who had distally located, early colon cancer were less likely to meet the benchmark yield of 12 LNs. Further investigation into how LN yield is influenced by alterable factors, such as the extent of mesenteric resection and the pathologic technique, as well as nonalterable factors, such as patient age and tumor location, may reveal innovative ways to improve current staging methods.

publication date

  • June 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4067456

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.25032

PubMed ID

  • 20499400

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2560

end page

  • 70

volume

  • 116

number

  • 11