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Table 6 The number and distribution of observed lymphatic compartments by nPTD classification

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

Tumor location All site PL PG n T D
Number of patients 416 48 15 16 154 183
Distribution of basin
l-GA 83.2% 100.0% 86.7% 100.0% 89.6% 71.6%
r-GA 27.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 63.4%
r-GEA 63.0% 0.0% 0.0% 75.0% 72.1% 76.0%
l-GEA 5.5% 0.0% 66.7% 81.3% 0.0% 0.0%
p-GA 1.4% 8.3% 13.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
 #2 3.1% 16.7% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Number of basins
 1 33.9% 79.2% 20.0% 0.0% 38.3% 22.4%
 2 48.3% 16.7% 60.0% 43.8% 61.7% 44.8%
 3 17.8% 4.2% 20.0% 56.3% 0.0% 32.8%
  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