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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2013, Article ID 648219, 3 pages
Case Report

Size of Metastatic Lymph Nodes

1Institute of Pathology, Barzilai Medical Centre, 7830604 Ashkelon, Israel
2Tel Hai Clinic, 7751056 Ashdod, Israel
3Institute of Oncology, Barzilai Medical Centre, 7830604 Ashkelon, Israel

Received 2 March 2013; Accepted 28 March 2013

Academic Editors: P. Kornprat, A. Mima, Z. Schaff, and A. N. Walker

Copyright © 2013 L. Uriev et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a case and review of the literature of well-differentiated sigmoid adenocarcinoma with numerous metastases into pericolic lymph nodes. All positive lymph nodes were small. The authors concluded that there is no clear correlation between nodal size and the likelihood of metastasis in the lymph node, and the status of small lymph nodes must receive special attention by clinicians and pathologists.