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., et al.

TUMORI J, cilt.91, ss.168-172, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 91 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/030089160509100212
  • Dergi Adı: TUMORI J
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.168-172


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.