Patterns and Prognostic Significance of Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis and the Efficacy of Cervical Node Dissection in Esophageal Cancer

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Background The clinical value of 3-field lymph node dissection (3FLND) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains controversial. This study aimed to identify the patterns and prognostic significance of cervical lymph node metastasis (CLNM) in ESCC. Methods A retrospective review of 77 patients with ESCC who underwent esophagectomy and 3FLND… (More)
DOI: 10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.5.329

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