Lymph node ratio after curative surgery for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.

  title={Lymph node ratio after curative surgery for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.},
  author={Dietmar Tamandl and Klaus Kaczirek and Brigit Gruenberger and Claus Koelblinger and Judith Maresch and Raimund Jakesz and Thomas Gruenberger},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={96 8},
BACKGROUND Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is rare but its incidence is rising worldwide. The value of lymph node dissection for ICC is under discussion; the current staging systems do not differentiate between numbers of involved nodes. METHODS Ninety-three patients who underwent laparotomy for ICC between 1997 and 2007 were identified retrospectively; 46 who underwent curative resection and systematic lymphadenectomy around the hepatoduodenal ligament were analysed further… CONTINUE READING