Does a minimum number of 16 retrieved nodes affect survival in curatively resected gastric cancer?

A. Biondi, D. D'Ugo, F. C M Cananzi, V. Papa, A. Borasi, F. Sicoli, M. Degiuli, G. Doglietto, R. Persiani

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Abstract

Background According to the TNM classification, the analysis of 16 or more lymph nodes is required for the appropriate staging of gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether this number of resected lymph nodes also affects survival. Methods This was a multicenter retrospective study based on an analysis of 992 patients with gastric adenocarcinoma who underwent curative resection between January 1980 and December 2009. Patients were classified according to the number of resected lymph nodes (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-786
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • Gastric cancer
  • Lymph node
  • Prognosis
  • Staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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