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Predicting lymph node metastases with endoscopic resection in cT2N0M0 oesophageal cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND:Despite modern imaging modalities, staging of clinically staged T2N0M0 (cT2N0M0) oesophageal cancer is suboptimal, often leading to overtreatment. Endoscopic resection - the first-line therapy for early localised tumours - could be used to improve staging and to attain predictors of nodal upstaging enabling more stage-guided treatment decisions. OBJECTIVE:A systematic literature review and a meta-analysis were conducted to assess the prevalence and the pathological risk factors of lymph node metastases in cT2N0M0 oesophageal cancer. METHODS:Databases of PUBMED, EMBASE and Cochrane were searched for literature. The primary outcome was lymph node metastases determined after primary surgical resection. RESULTS:Nine studies with a total of 1650 cT2N0M0 patients were included. The prevalence of lymph node metastases was 43% (95% confidence interval: 35-50%) with heterogeneity being high across studies (I2?=?0.86, p?


PROVIDER: S-EPMC7006011 | BioStudies | 2020-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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