Table 2

Variation of metastatic lesions in colorectal cancer patients analyzed in the metastatic tumor study

Metastatic tumorsNumber of patients
Total30
Liver18
Lung2
Dissemination4
Liver + lung3
Liver + lymph node *2
Lung + lymph node *1
  • * Intra-abdominal and intrathoracic lymph node metastases were confirmed by histological examination. The levels of PRL-3 expression in these lymph node metastases were also investigated.