Risk factors associated with poor lymph node harvest after colon cancer surgery in a national cohort.

@article{Nedreb2013RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors associated with poor lymph node harvest after colon cancer surgery in a national cohort.},
  author={Bj\orn Steinar Olden Nedreb\o and Kjetil S\oreide and Arild Nesbakken and Morten Tandberg Eriksen and Jon Arne S\oreide and Hartwig K\orner},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={e301-8}
}
AIM Evaluation of ≥ 12 lymph nodes (LNs) is recommended after surgery for colon cancer. A harvest of ≤ 8 is considered poor, but few reports have evaluated risk factors associated with a poor harvest. This aims of this study were to analyse the clinical, surgical and pathological factors associated with poor LN harvest (LNH), the total number of examined nodes and the effect of LN number on stage. METHOD All patients reported to the Norwegian Colorectal Cancer Registry during 2007 and 2008… CONTINUE READING