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THE colorectal unit at Prince Charles Hospital, in Merthyr Tydfil, has been awarded specialist status by the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI).
(26.) Smith JJ, Tekkis PP, Thompson MR, Stamatakis JD, for the Association of Coloproctology ofGreatBritain and Ireland.Predicting the rightnumber oflymph nodes--the ACPGBI lymph node harvest model.
There are a number of factors which influence number of lymph node harvest in colorectal surgery such as age, sex, Duke Stage, operative urgency, pre-operative radiotherapy, inflammatory response and LNH decreases slightly as the CRC goes distally.12,13 The Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland have developed an ACPGBI LN Harvest Model to predict the number of lymph node harvest in patients undergoing resectional surgery for colorectal cancer.13,14 Another medium sized prospective study showed that the overall lymph node harvest, varied according to the reporting pathologist but not operating surgeon and also that as the lymph node harvest increased to 15 per patient, the probability of identifying a metastatic node increased.