Substaging Nodal Status in Ampullary Carcinomas has Significant Prognostic Value: Proposed Revised Staging Based on an Analysis of 313 Well-Characterized Cases


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Balci S., Basturk O., Saka B., Bagci P., Postlewait L. M. , Tajiri T., ...More

ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.22, no.13, pp.4392-4401, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1245/s10434-015-4499-y
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.4392-4401

Abstract

Current nodal staging (N-staging) of ampullary carcinoma in the TNM staging system distinguishes between node-negative (N0) and node-positive (N1) disease but does not consider the metastatic lymph node (LN) number.