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Histopathology reporting in large bowel cancer.
  1. W K Blenkinsopp,
  2. S Stewart-Brown,
  3. L Blesovsky,
  4. G Kearney,
  5. L P Fielding

    Abstract

    A review of histopathology reports on 2046 patients in the large bowel cancer project showed considerable observer variation in histological grading. Dukes staging, and lymph node harvest. These parameters have a well-established relationship to prognosis, but, if they are to be applied for both clinical and research purposes, they must be assessed consistently. A minimal level of information which should be recorded from a resection specimen is suggested, with a description of the methods by which this information can be obtained.

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