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Extent of Lymph Node Removal During Esophageal Cancer Surgery and Survival

Sunday, May 17, 2015

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Source Name: Journal of the National Cancer Institute


Maartje van der Schaaf, Asif Johar, Bas Wijnhoven, Pernilla Lagergren and Jesper Lagergren

In this population-based cohort study with 1044 patients who underwent esophagectomy for esophageal cancer between 1987 and 2010 in Sweden, the researchers found that a higher number of lymph nodes removed did not affect mortality in any specific stage.

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