Comparison of five systems for staging lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer.

@article{Yu1997ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of five systems for staging lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer.},
  author={Wan Sik Yu and Gyu Seok Choi and Ilwoo Whang and I S Suh},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={84 9},
  pages={1305-9}
}
BACKGROUND There are several systems for staging lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer. Their relative merits are not clear. METHODS In this retrospective analysis, the nodal status was classified according to the Union Internacional Contra la Cancrum (UICC) and Japanese staging systems, the number and frequency of lymph node metastasis, and the level of involved nodes. Each staging system was scored as good (+1), fair (0) or poor (-1) with respect to prognostic value, theoretical value… CONTINUE READING

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