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., ...More

Tumori, vol.91, pp.168-72, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 91
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/030089160509100212
  • Title of Journal : Tumori
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-72


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.