Predictors of lymph node metastasis in early gastric cancer.

  title={Predictors of lymph node metastasis in early gastric cancer.},
  author={Yoshihiro Maehara and Hiroyuki Orita and Toshiro Okuyama and Sunao Moriguchi and Shunichi Tsujitani and Daisuke Korenaga and Keizo Sugimachi},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={79 3},
Data were analysed on 396 patients with early gastric cancer who underwent resection in this department; special reference was made to lymph node metastasis. Metastases were present in the dissected lymph nodes of 47 patients (11.9 per cent). The survival rate for patients with metastasis to lymph nodes was lower than for those without such metastasis (P less than 0.05). Lymph node metastasis was associated with larger tumour, a higher incidence of submucosal invasion, a higher rate of… CONTINUE READING