Lymph Node Metastasis in Cancer of the Middle-Third Stomach: Criteria for Treatment with a Pylorus-Preserving Gastrectomy

@article{Kodera2001LymphNM,
  title={Lymph Node Metastasis in Cancer of the Middle-Third Stomach: Criteria for Treatment with a Pylorus-Preserving Gastrectomy},
  author={Yasuhiro Kodera and Yoshitaka Yamamura and Yukihide Kanemitsu and Yasuhiro Shimizu and Takashi Hirai and Kenzo Yasui and Takeshi Morimoto and Tomoyuki Kato},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2001},
  volume={31},
  pages={196-203}
}
A retrospective study was conducted to establish the criteria for performing a pylorus-preserving gastrectomy. This study was performed on 491 patients who had cancer of the middle-third stomach and had been curatively treated with a distal gastrectomy. The incidence of node metastasis for each lymph node station (the group of regional lymph nodes which have been anatomically defined and classified by the Japanese Classification of Gastric Carcinoma) was evaluated with reference to the depth of… CONTINUE READING

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