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Prognostic Significance of the Location of Lymph Node Metastases in Patients With Adenocarcinoma of the Distal Esophagus or Gastroesophageal Junction
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Source Name: Annals of Surgery
The authors explored the relationship of nodal region and survival from adenocarcinoma of the esophagus/GEJ in patients undergoing induction therapy and transthoracic resection. Survival diminished related to nodal status/region: highest for no nodes, followed in order by: local/regional, truncal, upper thoracic, and combined truncal and upper thoracic. They suggest that nodal location should be considered in future staging systems.