Current status and scope of lymph node micrometastasis in gastric cancer

Chang Min Lee, Sung Soo Park, Jong Han Kim

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Abstract

Recently, lymph node micrometastasis has been evaluated for its prognostic value in gastric cancer. Lymph node micrometastasis cannot be detected via a usual pathologic examination, but it can be detected by using some other techniques including immunohistochemistry and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction assay. With the development of such diagnostic techniques, the detection rate of lymph node micrometastasis is constantly increasing. Although the prognostic value of lymph node micrometastasis remains debatable, its clinical impact is apparently remarkable in both early and advanced gastric cancer. At present, studies on the prognostic value of lymph node micrometastasis are evolving to overcome its current limitations and extend the scope of its application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Gastric Cancer
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Lymph nodes
  • Micrometastasis
  • Stomach neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Cancer Research

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