Lymph Node Dissection for Carcinoma of the Cardia—Is It Worthwhile?
Adenocarcinoma arising at the cardia still remains one of the most difficult malignant neoplasms to treat. The controversial issues include the choice of the surgical approach, the extent of esophageal and gastric resection, and the need for a complete abdominal and mediastinal lymphadenectomy. The aim of this study is to clarify two specific questions. Firstly, what are the common pathways of lymphatic spread? Secondly, what is the influence of the site and number of involved nodes on survival?
KeywordsPositive Node Bloc Resection Nodal Group Gastric Cardia Lymphatic Spread
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