Diagnostic accuracy of T and N stages with endoscopy, stomach protocol CT, and endoscopic ultrasonography in early gastric cancer.

@article{Ahn2009DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of T and N stages with endoscopy, stomach protocol CT, and endoscopic ultrasonography in early gastric cancer.},
  author={Hye Seong Ahn and H Lee and Moon-Won Yoo and Sang Gyun Kim and Jong Pil Im and Sung Eun Park and Woo Ho Kim and Kuhn Uk Lee and H. R. Yang},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={20-7}
}
BACKGROUND Preoperative accurate diagnosis of the T and N stages in early gastric cancer (EGC) is important in determining the application of various limited treatments. The aim of this study is to analyze the accuracy of T and N staging of EGC with esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), Stomach protocol CT (S-CT), and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), and the factors influencing the accuracy. METHODS Four hundred and thirty-four patients preoperatively diagnosed as EGC using EGD or S-CT and… CONTINUE READING
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