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Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma Has a Higher Risk of Lymph Node Metastasis Than Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Propensity Score-Matched Study

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Han-Yu Deng, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Yun-Cang Wang, Gang Li, Jun Luo, Long-Qi Chen, Lun-Xu Liu, Qing-Hua Zhou, Yi-Dan Lin

Deng and colleagues analyzed the pattern of lymph node metastasis in a retrospective study including approximately 1200 patients with esophageal cancer. Patients with adenocarcinoma had a larger mean number of positive lymph nodes and a higher rate of lymph node metastasis than those with squamous cell carcinoma.

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