Journal article

Intrahepatic Lymphatic Invasion but not Vascular Invasion is a Major Prognostic Factor after Resection of Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases

Renato Micelli Lupinacci, Evandro Sobrosa Mello, Rafael S Pinheiro, Gilton Marques, Fabricio Ferreira Coelho, Jaime Arthur Pirolla Kruger, Marcos Vinicius Perini, Paulo Herman

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY | SPRINGER | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Despite advances in diagnosis and surgical strategies, up to 70% of patients will develop recurrence of the disease after resection of colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRCLM). The purpose of our study was to determine the frequency of four different mechanisms of intrahepatic dissemination, and to evaluate the impact of each mechanism on patient outcomes. METHODS: The medical records of 118 patients who underwent a first resection of CRCLM during the period between 2000 and 2010 were reviewed. Clinicopathologic variables and outcome parameters were examined. Resected specimens were submitted to routine histological evaluation, and immunohistochemical staining with D2-40 (lymph..

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