The role of lymphadenectomy for liver tumors: further considerations on the appropriateness of treatment strategy.

@article{Ercolani2004TheRO,
  title={The role of lymphadenectomy for liver tumors: further considerations on the appropriateness of treatment strategy.},
  author={Giorgio Ercolani and Gian Luca Grazi and Matteo Ravaioli and Walter Franco Grigioni and Matteo Cescon and Andrea Gardini and Massimo del Gaudio and Antonino Cavallari},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={239 2},
  pages={202-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of regional lymphadenectomy in patients with liver tumors. BACKGROUND Lymph node status is 1 of the most important prognostic factors in oncologic surgery; however, the role of lymph node dissection remains unclear for hepatic tumors. METHODS A total of 120 consecutive patients undergoing liver resections for primary and secondary hepatic tumors were prospectively enrolled in the study. "Regional" lymphadenectomy was carried out routinely after specimen… CONTINUE READING