Positive Lymph Node Ratio Is an Independent Prognostic Factor in Gastric Cancer After D2 Resection Regardless of the Examined Number of Lymph Nodes

@article{Xu2008PositiveLN,
  title={Positive Lymph Node Ratio Is an Independent Prognostic Factor in Gastric Cancer After D2 Resection Regardless of the Examined Number of Lymph Nodes},
  author={Da-zhi Xu and Qi-rong Geng and Zi-jie Long and You-qing Zhan and Wei Li and Zhiwei Zhou and Ying-Bo Chen and Xiaowei Sun and Gong Chen and PhD Quentin Liu},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={16},
  pages={319-326}
}
The purpose of this study was to clarify the outcome of the ratio between metastatic and examined lymph nodes (N ratio) in gastric cancer patients with ≤15 examined lymph nodes after D2 lymphadenectomy. A retrospective study was performed in 906 patients with gastric cancer who had undergone D2 resection. Patients with ≤15 examined lymph nodes (group 1, n = 729) and those with >15 lymph nodes (group 2, n = 177) were analyzed separately. N ratio categories were identified as follows: N ratio 0… CONTINUE READING

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