What is the optimal number of lymph nodes to be dissected in colorectal cancer surgery?


Gumus M., YUMUK P., ATALAY G., ALIUSTAOGLU M., MACUNLUOGLU B., DANE F., ...More

TUMORI J, vol.91, no.2, pp.168-172, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 91 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: TUMORI J
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-172

Abstract

Background: Regional lymph node (LN) involvement in colorectal cancer (CRC) identifies the stage and the subset of patients who would benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy. We performed a retrospective analysis to determine if the number of recovered LNs was associated with long-term outcome in patients operated on for stage II and III CRC.