Lymphatic metastasizing – viewed by pathologist


Authors: K. Němejcová;  P. Dundr
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav patologie 1. LF UK v Praze a VFN, přednosta: Doc. MUDr. P. Dundr, Ph. D.
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2014, roč. 93, č. 3, s. 164-169.
Category: Various Specialization

Práce byla podpořena Univerzitou Karlovou v Praze, projekt UNCE č. 204024 a PRVOUK-P27/LF1/.
Práce je určena k postgraduálnímu vzdělávání lékařů.

Overview

Metastasis of malignant tumors into the lymph nodes is one of the basic types of tumor spread occurring particularly in carcinomas, but also in some sarcomas. Examination of lymph nodes is a crucial part of surgical staging and influences the prognosis and treatment of the patient. The following text discusses the general mechanisms of metastasis and methods of processing and the examination of lymph nodes, including the sentinel lymph node concept.

Key words:
lymph node – metastasis – micrometastasis – sentinel lymph nod


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