Influence of colectomy type and resected specimen length on number of harvested lymph nodes.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The optimal (minimal) number of harvested nodes is still a matter of debate. We prospectivly evaluated the relation between specimen length and tumor location to the number of harvested nodes and rate of node positivity. METHODS Specimens of right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, and subtotal colectomy were assessed for specimen length… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.11.011

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