Metastatic Lymph Node Ratio is an Independent Prognostic Factor in Gastric Cancer

Asoglu O., Karanlik H., Parlak M., Kecer M., Muslumanoglu M., Igci A., ...More

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.56, pp.908-913, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.908-913
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background/Aims: The metastatic status of the regional lymph node is the most significant prognostic factor for gastric cancer. However, diverse prognoses are evident even among the same N classifications of the current tumor-node-metastasis system. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prognostic significance of the ratio of metastatic to examined lymph nodes (N ratio) for identifying a high-risk subgroup of patients with gastric cancer.