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Table 5 Lymphatic flow to the contralateral side distribution of observed lymphatic compartments in the lesser or greater curvature

From: nPTD classification: an updated classification of gastric cancer location for function preserving gastrectomy based on physiological lymphatic flow

Circumference Lesser curvature Greater curvature
Location of tumor P T D P T D
Number of patients 29 59 96 5 47 30
l-GA 100.0% 98.3% 83.3% 100.0% 68.1% 36.7%
r-GA 0.0% 0.0% 71.9% 0.0% 0.0% 43.3%
r-GEA 0.0% 27.1% 59.4% 40.0% 97.9% 100.0%
l-GEA 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 80.0% 6.4% 0.0%
p-GA 10.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
#2 17.2% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0%
  1. All percentage numbers represent the percentage of confirmed lymphatic flow per tumor location
  2. #2 No. 2 lymph node, l-GA left gastric artery basin, l-GEA left gastroepiploic artery basin, p-GA posterior gastric artery basin, r-GA right gastric artery basin, r-GEA right gastroepiploic artery basin