This multicenter study of patients after liver resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma evaluates whether the number of positive lymph nodes or the lymph node ratio was most accurate for staging.
This cohort study reports that the extent of lymphadenectomy during surgery for esophageal cancer is not associated with 5-year all-cause or disease-specific survival.
Findings from this retrospective review show the importance of removing the less radioactive nodes in patients with cutaneous melanoma.
This randomized clinical trial demonstrates that Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy can be performed with lower rates of postoperative complications and more lymph node retrieval compared with Sweet esophagectomy.
This prospective feasibility trial adds selective removal of clip-containing lymph nodes to sentinel lymph node dissection, with the possibility of identifying patients for limited nodal surgery after chemotherapy.
This retrospective review of data indicates that the survival outcome in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer is associated with lymph node count rather than with cancer program classification.
Riccardo et al investigated the distribution of the number of excised lymph nodes in a large patient series to identify values that may serve as benchmarks for monitoring the quality of lymphadenectomy in patients with melanoma.
Kadera and colleagues aimed to perform a detailed survival analysis of their institution’s experience with patients with locally advanced/borderline resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma who were downstaged and underwent surgical resection and (2) identify prognostic biomarkers that may help guide a decision for the use of adjuvant therapy in this patient subgroup. L. Andrew DiFronzo, MD, provided an invited commentary.
To preoperatively predict the risk of pN+ for NF-PanNETs Partelli et al retrospectively reviewed clinical and pathological data using multiple logistic regression analysis.
Leung et al reviewed the records of patients with cutaneous melanoma who underwent completion lymph node dissection to evaluate whether disease limited to sentinel lymph nodes represents different clinical significance than disease spread into nonsentinel lymph nodes. See the invited commentary by Leong.