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


Gumus M., Yumuk P. F. , Atalay G., Aliustaoglu M. , Macunluoglu B., Dane F., ...Daha Fazla

Tumori, cilt.91, ss.168-72, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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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.