[Characteristics and risk factors of lymph node metastasis in pN1 stage esophageal squamous cell carcinoma].

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OBJECTIVE To analyze the pattern and the clinicopathologic risk factors of lymph node metastasis (LNM) in pN1 stage esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS Clinical data of 181 patients (154 male and 27 female patients, aging from 38 to 84 years) who underwent esophagectomy during January 2005 and December 2008 were reviewed, including 69 cases… (More)

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