[Value of spiral computed tomography for the preoperative detection of lymph node involvement in gastric cancer].

@article{Alvarez2009ValueOS,
  title={[Value of spiral computed tomography for the preoperative detection of lymph node involvement in gastric cancer].},
  author={Francisco Esp{\'i}n Alvarez and Alberto Bianchi Cardona and Laura Pulido Mart{\'i}nez and Josep Feliu Canaleta and Araceli Moreno Luna and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Fantova Cosculluela},
  journal={Medicina clinica},
  year={2009},
  volume={132 6},
  pages={214-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Knowledge regarding the presence of metastatic lymph node in gastric cancer is of obvious importance when thinking of neoadjuvant therapy, yet it is full of uncertainty. Computed tomography (CT) is one of the first-line diagnostic tools, in spite of controversial results. We aimed to establish the performance of spiral CT in predicting lymph node involvement in gastric cancer. PATIENTS AND METHOD Sixty-two consecutive patients diagnosed of gastric cancer were enrolled… CONTINUE READING

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