Initial metastatic, including micrometastatic, sites of lymph nodes in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Natsugoe2005InitialMI,
  title={Initial metastatic, including micrometastatic, sites of lymph nodes in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Shoji Natsugoe and Masataka Matsumoto and Hiroshi Okumura and Saburo Nakashima and Hiroshi Higashi and Yoshikazu Uenosono and Katsuhiko Ehi and Sumiya Ishigami and Sonshin Takao and Takashi Aikou},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={6-11}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES It is important to identify the initial lymph node metastasis when performing less invasive surgery. The purpose of the present study was to analyze locations of solitary lymph node metastasis and micrometastasis in esophageal carcinoma. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the initial sites of lymph node metastasis in esophageal cancer. Sixty-five consecutive patients with solitary lymph node metastasis, and 33 pN0 patients with only lymph node micrometastasis… CONTINUE READING
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