Kevin M. Lin, MD | Authors

The Sentinel Node in Colorectal Carcinoma

May 01, 2002

One of the most important prognostic factors in colorectal cancer is the presence or absence of regional lymph node metastases. In many instances, micrometastatic disease may not be found on routine pathologic analysis using hematoxylin and eosin staining, but may be discovered only with immunohistochemical methods or polymerase chain reaction assay.