Trends in use of lymphadenectomy in surgery with curative intent for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.
Published: 14th April 2018
Authors: X.‐F. Zhang, J. Chakedis, F. Bagante, Q. Chen, E. W. Beal, Y. Lv et al.
The role of routine lymph node dissection (LND) in the surgical treatment of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) remains controversial. The objective of this study was to investigate the trends of LND use in the surgical treatment of ICC.
Patients undergoing curative intent resection for ICC in 2000–2015 were identified from an international multi‐institutional database. Use of lymphadenectomy was evaluated over time and by geographical region (West
Among the 1084 patients identified, half (535, 49·4 per cent) underwent concomitant hepatic resection and LND. Between 2000 and 2015, the proportion of patients undergoing LND for ICC nearly doubled: 44·4 per cent in 2000
The rate of LNM was high across all T categories, with one in five patients with T1 disease having nodal metastasis. The trend in increased use of LND suggests a growing adoption of AJCC recommendations in the treatment of ICC.Read more