CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology 2021; 4(03): 206-213
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1722795
Review Article

Imaging of Gastric Carcinoma. Part Two: Lymph node mapping in Gastric Carcinoma

Pulkit Maru
1   Department of Radiology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Bipradas Roy
2   Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Saugata Sen
1   Department of Radiology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
1   Department of Radiology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Funding None.


Accurate preoperative nodal staging is critical in determining the appropriate therapy and prognosis for stomach cancer. A staging computed tomography should inform the treating surgeon about the nodal burden to decide the appropriate surgical plan or perioperative chemotherapy. Nodal staging is also a powerful predictor of the outcome of surgery and overall survival. Imaging of nodes is also important in the assessment of response following the chemotherapy. In this article, we will discuss lymphatic drainage of stomach and different nodal stations, identification of nodal stations on cross sectional imaging, and different types of surgical nodal clearance for gastric cancer.

Publication History

Article published online:
02 March 2021

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