Skip lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer: is it skipping or skipped?

Choi Y. Y. , An J. Y. , GÜNER A. , Kang D. R. , Cho I., Kwon I. G. , ...More

GASTRIC CANCER, vol.19, no.1, pp.206-215, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10120-015-0472-5
  • Title of Journal : GASTRIC CANCER
  • Page Numbers: pp.206-215


Skip metastasis is the presence of a metastatic lymph node (LN) in an extraperigastric (EP) area without perigastric (PG) involvement. The mechanism and prognosis of skip metastasis are still unknown. The purpose of this study was to scrutinize the clinical significance of skip metastasis in gastric cancer.