Evaluation of the prognostic value of the metastatic lymph node ratio for gastric cancer.


BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of metastatic lymph node (LN) ratio (LNR) compared with pathologic node (pN) category. METHODS Three hundred ninety-nine patients with gastric cancer with R0 resection were reviewed. LNR, pN, and the number of retrieved LNs were evaluated in node-positive groups with ≥15 or <15 LNs… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.05.004