- Incidence and prognostic influence of lymph node micrometastases in rectal cancerF J Fleming
Surgical Professorial Unit, Department of Surgery, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
Eur J Surg Oncol 33:998-1002. 2007..The aim of this study was to determine the rate of lymph node micrometastases and evaluate their prognostic significance in rectal cancer...
- Reversal of Hartmann's procedure following acute diverticulitis: is timing everything?Fergal J Fleming
Surgical Professorial Unit, Department of Surgery, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland
Int J Colorectal Dis 24:1219-25. 2009..Patients who undergo a Hartmann's procedure may not be offered a reversal due to concerns over the morbidity of the second procedure. The aims of this study were to examine the morbidity post reversal of Hartmann's procedure...
- Factors affecting metastases to non-sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancerF J Fleming
Department of Surgery, St Vincent's University Hospital and Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Ireland
J Clin Pathol 57:73-6. 2004..985; 95% CI, 1.291 to 37.785). CONCLUSIONS: In patients with invasive breast cancer and a positive SLN, extranodal extension or macrometastasis within the SLN were both independent predictors of non-SLN involvement...
- Intradermal radioisotope injection optimises sentinel lymph node identification in breast cancerF J Fleming
Departments of Surgery, St Vincent's University Hospital and Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Eur J Surg Oncol 29:835-8. 2003..CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that intradermal isotope injection in combination with intraparenchymal blue dye optimises the localization of the sentinel lymph node in breast cancer...