Difference in main lymphatic pathways from the lower esophagus and gastric cardia

@article{Aikou1989DifferenceIM,
  title={Difference in main lymphatic pathways from the lower esophagus and gastric cardia},
  author={Takashi Aikou and Hisaaki Shimazu},
  journal={The Japanese journal of surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={19},
  pages={290-295}
}
Lymphatic pathways draining the lower esophago-cardiac region were studied in 17 patients with carcinoma of the lower esophagus or gastric cardia, by measuring radioisotope uptakes in the regional lymph nodes. The uptakes were most remarkable in lower mediastinal and upper gastric lymph nodes, when the radioactive colloid was injected at the lower esophagus. A lesser degree of uptakes were observed both in other mediastinal and abdominal lymph nodes. On the contrary, a high degree of uptakes… CONTINUE READING
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