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

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

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.56, ss.908-913, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 56
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.908-913


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.