Lymph Node Ratio Versus Number of Affected Lymph Nodes as Predictors of Survival for Resected Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

@article{Bhatti2009LymphNR,
  title={Lymph Node Ratio Versus Number of Affected Lymph Nodes as Predictors of Survival for Resected Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma},
  author={Imran Bhatti and O Peacock and Altaf K. Awan and David Semeraro and Michael Larvin and Richard I Hall},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={768-775}
}
The objective of this study was to compare the prognostic significance of the lymph node ratio (LNR) with the absolute number of affected lymph nodes for resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Data were collected from 84 patients who had undergone pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma over a 10-year period. Patients were categorized into four groups according to the absolute LNR (0, 0–0.199, 0.2–0.299, ≥0.3). Kaplan-Meier and Cox proportional hazard models were used to… CONTINUE READING