Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

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: 2016  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 504--506

Impact of methylene blue staining in the retrieval of lymph nodes in resected colorectal cancer specimens


Anjaneyulu Vasala1, Haripreetha G Nair1, Subramanyeshwar T Rao2, K Ravindranath Tagore1, Sudha S Murthy1, Daphne Fonseca1 
1 Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Departments of Pathology and Surgical Oncology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Adequate lymph node harvest in resected colorectal cancer (CRC) specimens is important in staging and choosing appropriate therapeutic options. The yield of lymph nodes and metastatic nodes by methylene blue dye injection in 30 randomly selected resected CRC specimens was compared with an equal number of CRC specimens (control) with matched grade and stage.The mean number of lymph nodes retrieved in the study group was 22 ± 9 compared to 17 ± 8 in the control group which was statistically significant (P = 0.04).Methylene blue technique is an effective aid in increasing the yield of lymph nodes in the resected CRC specimens.


How to cite this article:
Vasala A, Nair HG, Rao ST, Tagore K R, Murthy SS, Fonseca D. Impact of methylene blue staining in the retrieval of lymph nodes in resected colorectal cancer specimens.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2016;59:504-506


How to cite this URL:
Vasala A, Nair HG, Rao ST, Tagore K R, Murthy SS, Fonseca D. Impact of methylene blue staining in the retrieval of lymph nodes in resected colorectal cancer specimens. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jul 12 ];59:504-506
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