The prognostic value of the number of negative lymph nodes in esophageal cancer patients after transthoracic resection.

@article{Hsu2013ThePV,
  title={The prognostic value of the number of negative lymph nodes in esophageal cancer patients after transthoracic resection.},
  author={Po-Kuei Hsu and Chien-Sheng Huang and Bing-Yen Wang and Yu-Chung Wu and Teh-Ying Chou and Wen-Hu Hsu},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={
          995-1001
        }
}
  • Po-Kuei Hsu, Chien-Sheng Huang, +3 authors Wen-Hu Hsu
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • The Annals of thoracic surgery
  • BACKGROUND Although the number of positive lymph nodes (LN), the total number of resected LN, and the proportion of positive LN have been reported to be associated with survival in patients with esophageal cancer, little is known about the prognostic impact of the number of negative LN. METHODS A retrospective review of 754 patients receiving transthoracic esophagectomy for cancer between January 1995 and September 2011 was performed. The prognostic impact of the number of negative LN was… CONTINUE READING

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