volume 22, issue S3, P1187-1195 2015
DOI: 10.1245/s10434-015-4861-0
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Olca Basturk, Burcu Saka, Serdar Balci, Lauren M. Postlewait, Jessica Knight, Michael Goodman, David Kooby, Juan M. Sarmiento, Bassel El-Rayes, Hyejeong Choi, Pelin Bagci, Alyssa Krasinskas, Brian Quigley, Michelle D. Reid et al.

Abstract: In conclusion, with proper LN harvesting, the LN metastasis rate in PDACs is very high (77 %). Substaging of LN metastasis has significant prognostic value and needs to be considered in the N staging of PDACs. The protocol already in use for other upper GI tract organs, which currently also is proven significant for ampulla, would be preferable, although the lower GI tract protocol also is applicable.