Table 1

Results of the detection of tumor cells in lymph nodes by conventional histopathology compared to CK 20-RT-PCR

Patient NoStageConventional histopathologyCK 20-RT-PCRLocation of CK 20-positive nodes
CentralMain vesselParacolonic
1I0 of 147 of 14Posa1 of 45 of 9
2II0 of 100 of 10Neg0 of 10 of 8
3I0 of 134 of 13Neg0 of 74 of 5
4I0 of 76 of 7Pos1 of 24 of 4
5I0 of 114 of 11Neg2 of 22 of 8
6I0 of 122 of 12Neg0 of 42 of 7
7I0 of 130 of 13Neg0 of 40 of 8
8II0 of 149 of 14Neg1 of 38 of 10
9II0 of 153 of 15Neg1 of62 of 8
10I0 of 1710 of 17Neg2 of 48 of 12
11I0 of 104 of 10Neg2 of 22 of 7
12I0 of 1919 of 19Pos11 of 117 of 7
13I0 of 1513 of 15Pos6 of 66 of 8
14II0 of 2316 of 23Pos5 of 610 of 16
15II0 of 2413 of 24Pos3 of 99 of 14
16I0 of 186 of 18Neg3 of 93 of 8
17III3 of 117 of 11Neg4 of 73 of 3
18III1 of 96 of 9Neg5 of 61 of 2
19III3 of 1312 of 13Pos5 of 66 of 6
20III3 of 116 of 11Pos2 of 43 of 6
10 of 279147 of 2798 of 2054 of 10385 of 156
3.58%52.7%40%52.4%54.5%
  • a Pos, positive; Neg, negative.