Revisiting the Concept of Lymph Node Metastases of Pancreatic Head Cancer: Number of Metastatic Lymph Nodes and Lymph Node Ratio According to N Stage

@article{Kang2013RevisitingTC,
  title={Revisiting the Concept of Lymph Node Metastases of Pancreatic Head Cancer: Number of Metastatic Lymph Nodes and Lymph Node Ratio According to N Stage},
  author={PhD Mee Joo Kang and PhD Jin-Young Jang and Ye Rim Chang and Wooil Kwon and Woohyun Jung and PhD FACS Sun-Whe Kim},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={21},
  pages={1545-1551}
}
Some suggest that metastatic lymph node ratio (LNR) may be prognostic of survival in patients with pancreatic cancer. However, this phenomenon was confused by inclusion of node-negative patients in the analysis. The present study was designed to evaluate the prognostic impact of metastatic LNR and the absolute number of metastatic LNs in patients resected for pancreatic cancer. Data were collected from 398 patients who underwent curative surgery for pancreatic head cancer at Seoul National… CONTINUE READING