Esophageal carcinoma: depth of tumor invasion is predictive of regional lymph node status.

@article{Rice1998EsophagealCD,
  title={Esophageal carcinoma: depth of tumor invasion is predictive of regional lymph node status.},
  author={Thomas William Rice and Gregory Zuccaro and David Adelstein and Lisa A. Rybicki and Eugene Blackstone and John R. Goldblum},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={787-92}
}
BACKGROUND The depth of tumor invasion (T) and regional lymph node status (N) are two factors that define the stage of an esophageal carcinoma. However, the arrangement of staging groups assumes that these factors are independent variables. A retrospective review of 359 consecutive patients undergoing esophageal resection was conducted to define the relationship between T and N and to determine whether T is a significant predictor of regional lymph node metastasis (N1). METHODS Primary… CONTINUE READING

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