Perineural invasion correlates with postoperative distant metastasis and poor overall survival in patients with PT1-3N0M0 esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Sheng2015PerineuralIC,
  title={Perineural invasion correlates with postoperative distant metastasis and poor overall survival in patients with PT1-3N0M0 esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Liming Sheng and Yongling Ji and Xianghui Du},
  journal={OncoTargets and therapy},
  year={2015},
  volume={8},
  pages={3153-7}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic value of perineural invasion (PNI) in patients with PT1-3N0M0 esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) who underwent curative resection. A total of 148 patients with PT1-3N0M0 ESCC, who underwent surgery in Zhejiang Cancer Hospital (Hangzhou, People's Republic of China), between 2006 and 2009, were evaluated in this retrospective study. The effects of PNI on distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) and overall survival (OS) were assessed… CONTINUE READING