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Table 1 Regional lymph nodes for gastric cancer

From: Comparison of different methods of splenic hilar lymph node dissection for advanced upper- and/or middle-third gastric cancer

No Definition
1 Right paracardial LNs
2 Left paracardial LNs
3a Lesser curvature LNs along the branches of the left gastric artery
3b Lesser curvature LNs along the 2nd branch and distal part of the right gastric artery
4sa Left greater curvature LNs along the short gastric arteries
4sb Left greater curvature LNs along the left gastroepiploic artery
4d Left greater curvature LNs along the 2nd branch and distal part of the right gastroepiploic artery
5 Suprapyloric LNs along the 1st branch and proximal part of the right artery
6 Infrapyloric LNs along the 1st branch and proximal part of the right gastroepiploic artery
7 LNs along the trunk of left gastric artery between its root and the origin of tis ascending branch
8a Anterosuperior LNs along the common hepatic artery
8p Posterior LNs along the common hepatic artery
9 Celiac artery LNs
10 Splenic hilar LNs
11p Proximal splenic artery LNs
11d Distal splenic artery LNs
12a Hepatoduodenal ligaments LNs along the proper hepatic artery
12p Hepatoduodenal ligaments LNs along the portal vein
12b Hepatoduodenal ligaments LNs along the bile duct
  1. LNs lymph node