How are regional lymph nodes in gastric cancer staged?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Elwyn C Cabebe, MD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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See the list below:

  • NX - Regional lymph nodes (N) cannot be assessed
  • N0 - No regional lymph node metastases
  • N1 - Metastases in 1-2 regional lymph nodes
  • N2 - Metastases in 3-6 regional lymph nodes
  • N3 - Metastases in 7 or more regional lymph nodes
  • N3a - Metastases in 7-15 regional lymph nodes
  • N3b - Metastases in 16 or more regional lymph nodes

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