Definitions

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  • adj. Occurring at a different time to that of a specified event
  • adj. Having parts formed at different times

Etymologies

From meta- + -chronous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Although patterns of lymphatic spread from rectal cancer to sigmoid colon have recently been demonstrated, there is no evidence of metachronous mesorectum invasion from sigmoid colon cancer.

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  • Backround: Sigmoid colon cancer metachronous metastases commonly occur in the liver and lungs with sporadic reports also to the spleen, stomach, thyroid gland, abdominal wall and upper urinary tract.

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  • This is a rare case of metachronous metastases invading the mesorectum and the abdominal wall.

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  • In fact, synchronous and metachronous colorectal adenomas are reported in up to 30% and 48% of patients with sporadic CRC, respectively, while the corresponding figures for carcinoma are 4% and 9%, respectively

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  • We examined a total of 47 synchronous/metachronous primary CRC from 41 patients, and 41 gender, age (5-year intervals) and tumor location-paired patients with solitary tumors.

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  • Forty-one patients with either synchronous or metachronous CRC, and 41 gender, age and tumor location-paired patients with solitary tumors constituted the basis of this study.

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  • Indeed, whereas familial adenomatous polyposis represents the paradigm of tumor multiplicity, presence of either synchronous or metachronous CRC is also one of the most common clinical criteria for suspecting Lynch syndrome

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  • We examined a total of 47 synchronous/metachronous primary CRC from 41 patients (36 synchronous, 4 metachronous and one both) and 41 gender, age (5-year intervals) and tumor location-paired patients with solitary tumors.

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  • Results of this study demonstrate that tumors from patients with synchronous and metachronous CRC exhibit a higher degree of methylation than those from patients with solitary lesions.

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  • Adding sonography to yearly mammograms helps find metachronous cancers, February 25, 2008

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  • "Palaeontol. Of or relating to a geographical or palaeobiological feature which is composed of several parts formed at different times." (OED)

    September 5, 2008