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., ...Daha Fazla

Tumori, cilt.91, sa.2, ss.168-72, 2005 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 91 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/030089160509100212
  • Dergi Adı: Tumori
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.