Lymph node metastases and prognosis in oesophageal carcinoma--a systematic review.

  title={Lymph node metastases and prognosis in oesophageal carcinoma--a systematic review.},
  author={Babar Kayani and Evangelos Zacharakis and Khalil Ahmed and George B. Hanna},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  volume={37 9},
Oesophageal cancer is the 7th most common cause of cancer-related death in the developed world and the incidence of oesophageal adenocarcinoma is now the fastest growing of any gastrointestinal cancer. Lymph node involvement is the single most important prognostic factor in oesophageal cancer. Imaging to determine the extent of lymph node involvement and plan treatment often requires a combination of modalities to avoid under-staging. The 7th edition of the staging system released by the… CONTINUE READING


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