Is preoperative staging enough to guide lymph node dissection in clinically early gastric cancer?

@article{Xu2015IsPS,
  title={Is preoperative staging enough to guide lymph node dissection in clinically early gastric cancer?},
  author={Jia Xu and Hui Cao and Jun-Young Yang and Yun-Suhk Suh and Seong-Ho Kong and Se-Hyung Kim and Sang-Gyun Kim and H Lee and W Kim and H. R. Yang},
  journal={Gastric Cancer},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={568-578}
}
Limited by the accuracy of preoperative staging, some cases of gastric cancer invading the muscularis propria (pT2) are underestimated as early gastric cancer (EGC) in the preoperative assessment. The aim of this present study was to determine prognostic factors and to propose indications for limited lymph node dissection in patients with clinically EGC (cEGC). Patients of cEGC (n = 2072) who were postoperatively diagnosed as pT1 (cT1pT1, n = 1858) and pT2 (cT1pT2, n = 214) from 2005 to 2009 at… CONTINUE READING