Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2008 May 20;88(19):1327-30.

[Impact of negative lymph node number on prognosis advanced cancer of cardiac and stomach fundus].

[Article in Chinese]

Author information

  • 1Department of Oncology, Union Hospital Affiliated to Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350001, China. hcmlr253@sohu.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To analyze the impact of negative lymph node number on the prognosis of advanced cancer of the cardia and stomach fundus.

METHODS:

236 patients with advanced cancer of the cardia and stomach fundus underwent D2 radical resection. 5-year survival rate and recurrence rate were followed up and the relationships of lymph node (LN) number to 5-year survival rate and recurrence rate were analyzed respectively, according to LN count subgroups.

RESULTS:

The 5-year survival rate of the entire cohort was 37.5%. The number of metastasis negative LNs was positively correlated with the LNs examined (P < 0.05). For the cancer at the same stage, the higher the number of metastasis negative LNs the higher the 5-year survival rate (P < 0.05). Linear correlation analysis showed that along with the increase of the number of negative LNs the post-operative survival rate increased. In the cancers at the stages III and IV, the 5-year survival rate increased by 6.09% and 7.65% respectively compared to the predicted values (P = 0.013 and P = 0.035). The overall recurrence rate was 61.0% within 5 years after surgery. For the cancers at the stages III and IV, the more the number of negative LNs the higher the 5-year survival rates (P < 0.05). In the cancers at the stages II and IV there were significant differences in the recurrence rates among the subgroups with different numbers of negative LNs (all P < 0.002).

CONCLUSION:

Number of negative LNs has a close relation with stage-based survival prediction. Dissection of sufficient lymph nodes in the procedure of D2 dissection should be recommended so as to improve the long-term therapeutic effects and reduce the recurrence rate.

PMID:
18956702
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk