Cancer Res Treat.  2005 Apr;37(2):129-132.

Lymph Node Metastases of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma in the Mesorectum in Patients with Rectal Cancer

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Colorectal Clinic, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. jckim@amc.seoul.kr
  • 2Department of Urology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Colorectal Clinic, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Colorectal Clinic, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Lymph node involvement is the most important prognostic factor of rectal cancer. Cancer originating from sites other than the rectum rarely metastasizes to the mesorectal lymph node. We report a rectal cancer patient with a synchronous metastatic prostatic carcinoma to the mesorectal lymph node.

Keyword

Mesorectal; Lymph node; Prostatic carcinoma

MeSH Terms

Adenocarcinoma*
Humans
Lymph Nodes*
Neoplasm Metastasis*
Rectal Neoplasms*
Rectum
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