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Histopathology. 2019 Jan 21. doi: 10.1111/his.13826. [Epub ahead of print]

Intramucosal colorectal carcinoma with lymphovascular invasion: clinicopathological characteristics of 9 cases.

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1
Department of Diagnostic Pathology, NTT Medical Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
2
Division of Healthcare, Tokyo Health Care University, Tokyo, Japan.
3
Department of Laboratory Medicine, NTT Medical Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
4
Department of Molecular Pathology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.
5
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.
6
Department of Surgery, NTT Medical Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
7
Department of Gastroenterology, NTT Medical Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

AIMS:

Recent studies have provided the concept of invasive intramucosal colorectal carcinoma (CRC), and a case of intramucosal CRC with lymphatic invasion was reported; however, the characteristics of such cases and the risk of lymph node metastasis have never been investigated. Therefore, we aimed to assess the pathological characteristics of intramucosal CRCs with lymphovascular invasion as well as the possibility of lymph node metastasis as an indication for additional surgery.

METHODS AND RESULTS:

To delineate the histological features of intramucosal CRCs with lymphovascular invasion, we analyzed several histological features and compared their incidence among 9 such cases, as well as 20 other cases of intramucosal CRCs without lymphovascular invasion. High-grade tumor budding and a pattern of 'eosinophilic cytoplasm and round nuclei with inflammatory reaction (ERI)' were morphological characteristics of intramucosal CRCs with lymphovascular invasion, compared with those without lymphovascular invasion (both p < 0.05). Among the 7 lymph node-dissected cases of intramucosal CRCs with lymphovascular invasion, none showed lymph node metastasis.

CONCLUSIONS:

In intramucosal CRCs with lymphovascular invasion, high-grade tumor budding and the 'ERI' pattern are morphological characteristics that are distinct from those of noninvasive CRC which is synonymous with high-grade dysplasia. Further studies using a larger number of cases by focusing on the above-mentioned histological pattern are expected to clarify the potential of lymph node metastasis of such cases. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

KEYWORDS:

‘eosinophilic cytoplasm and round nuclei with inflammatory reaction’ pattern; intramucosal colorectal carcinoma; lymphovascular invasion; metastasis; tumor budding

PMID:
30664278
DOI:
10.1111/his.13826

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