Distinct lymphatic spread of endometrial carcinoma in comparison with cervical and ovarian carcinomas.

@article{Matsumoto2002DistinctLS,
  title={Distinct lymphatic spread of endometrial carcinoma in comparison with cervical and ovarian carcinomas.},
  author={Koji Matsumoto and Hiroyuki Yoshikawa and Toshiharu Yasugi and Takashi Onda and Shunsuke Nakagawa and Manabu Yamada and Kei Kawana and Takeo Minaguchi and Katsutoshi Oda and Yoko Hasumi and Yuji Taketani},
  journal={Cancer letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={180 1},
  pages={83-9}
}
The distribution of metastatic pelvic lymph nodes (PLNs) and aortic lymph nodes (ALNs) in 27 node-positive endometrial carcinomas (ECs) was analyzed in comparison with that in 25 node-positive cervical carcinomas (CCs) and 58 node-positive ovarian carcinomas (OCs). All patients underwent systematic pelvic and aortic lymphadenectomy. Lymph nodes were classified into the five subgroups: ALN above the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA; A1), ALN below the IMA (A2), the common iliac and sacral LNs (P1… CONTINUE READING