Source: Acta Medica Transilvanica. In patients with colon cancer, the rate of survival is strongly correlated with the status of the lymph nodes.
Several authors report a lower survival rate when LN micrometastases were detected. SLN have the greatest potential of developing metastases, and their evaluation is more cost-effective and more efficient.
Moreover, the intraoperative nodular mapping can enable the detection of aberrant lymphatic drainage pathways, which leads to a more extensive resection. Copyright of Acta Medica Transilvanica rectal cancer lymph node drainage the property of Acta Medica Transilvanica and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use.
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