Published in Health and Medicine Week, April 27th, 2006
According to a study from Italy, "The most commonly used staging system for RCC is the TNM system. In the most recent TNM edition, lymph node (LN) involvement is defined as pN0, pN1, or pN2, depending on the number of metastatic LNs (none, 1, or >1)."
"This study evaluated the prognostic value of this classification and tried to improve its clinical impact by considering an additional parameter, that is, LN density (ratio between number of positive LNs and total number of LNs retrieved). All pathologic reports of radical nephrectomies performed for...
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