Specimen length as a perioperative surrogate marker for adequate lymphadenectomy in colon cancer: the surgeon's role.

@article{Neufeld2007SpecimenLA,
  title={Specimen length as a perioperative surrogate marker for adequate lymphadenectomy in colon cancer: the surgeon's role.},
  author={David Neufeld and Nikolay Bugyev and Mila Grankin and Mordechay Gutman and Ehud Klein and Joelle Bernheim and Baruch Shpitz},
  journal={International surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={155-60}
}
The objective of this study was to determine whether there is a correlation between the length of the sigmoid colon removed and the number of harvested lymph nodes (LNs). Pathology charts of 137 sigmoid resections that were done over a 5-year period were reviewed. The length of removed sigmoid specimen reported in the pathology reports was correlated with the number of LNs retrieved from the specimen. The mean and median numbers of retrieved LNs were 9 and 10, respectively. There was an… CONTINUE READING