SummaryThe development of new sensitive immunohistochemical methods allows the detection of single tumor cells or cell clusters in lymph nodes staged as tumor free on routine histologic examination. The prevalence and prognostic impact of these so-called lymph node ‘micrometastases’ has been studied in a variety of different tumor types. Only limited and still somewhat conflicting data are available for esophageal carcinoma. A differentiation between ‘tumor cell microinvolvement’ and true ‘micro... »
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