Incidence and prognostic values of lymph node metastasis in operable hepatocellular carcinoma and evaluation of routine complete lymphadenectomy.

@article{Sun2007IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and prognostic values of lymph node metastasis in operable hepatocellular carcinoma and evaluation of routine complete lymphadenectomy.},
  author={Hui-Chuan Sun and Peng-yuan Zhuang and Lunxiu Qin and Qing-hai Ye and Lu Wang and Ning Ren and Ju-bo Zhang and Yong-Bing Qian and Lu Lu and Jia Fan and Zhao-you Tang},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={
          37-45
        }
}
BACKGROUND To study lymph node metastasis (LNM) and prognosis in patients with operable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as well as the value of routine complete lymphadenectomy. Few studies have been reported on LNM in patients with operable HCC. METHODS Lymph node enlargement of 968 patients with operable HCC was carefully explored and LNM was diagnosed by typical intraoperative findings or pathology. RESULTS Forty-nine (5.1%) patients had LNM, which was associated with advanced tumor… CONTINUE READING

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