Prognostic value of lateral lymph node metastasis for advanced low rectal cancer.

@article{Wu2007PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of lateral lymph node metastasis for advanced low rectal cancer.},
  author={Ze-yu Wu and Jin Q Wan and Jing-hua Li and Gang Zhao and Yuan Yao and Jia-lin Du and Q Liu and Lin Peng and Zhi-du Wang and Zhi-Ming Huang and Hua-huan Lin},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 45},
  pages={6048-52}
}
AIM To evaluate the risk factors for lateral lymph node metastasis in patients with advanced low rectal cancer, in order to make the effective selection of patients who could benefit from lateral lymph node dissection, as well as the relationship of lateral lymph node metastasis with local recurrence and survival of patients with advanced low rectal cancer. METHODS A total of 96 consecutive patients who underwent curative surgery with lateral pelvic lymphadenectomy for advanced lower rectal… CONTINUE READING