Aug 30, 2011 - 2:32 pm
This question comes from some observations made in Niki’s en-bloc esophagectomy post. I would be curious to know how many nodes were removed during your/or loved one’s esophagectomy (any type). I ask this question because during my MIE I had 15 nodes removed. I remember asking my surgeon when I woke up how many nodes were removed and when I heard 15 I was surprised because the number I was seeing during my research was closer to 30. I can’t say this has anything to do with my recurrence in a clavicle node in my neck but it sure makes me wonder. It would be interesting to know if there is some correlation between the number of nodes removed and survival rates.