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 B Wang and Yu-Chung Wu and T Y Chou and W. -H. Hsu},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={995-1001}
}
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… CONTINUE READING