Gastric lymph node stations
Resident Corner

Gastric lymph node stations

Jiping Wang1,2

1Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 2Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Correspondence to: Jiping Wang, MD, PhD. Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02445, USA. Email: jwang39@bwh.harvard.edu.

Received: 31 October 2017; Accepted: 14 November 2017; Published: 05 December 2017.

doi: 10.21037/aos.2017.11.03


Due to the low incidence of gastric cancer in the United States, it is hard for residents to fully appreciate the complexity of the anatomy associated with peri-gastric lymph node stations (Figure 1). This video clip reviewed the relevant gastric blood supply (Table 1,Figure 2) and the corresponding lymph node stations (Figure 2). The primary goal of this article is to provide residents an intuitive way to understand the peri-gastric lymph node network in order to facilitate the teaching of appropriate gastric cancer surgery.

Figure 1 Stomach blood supply and lymph node stations.
Table 1
Table 1 Major peri-gastric arteries
Full table
Figure 2 Gastric lymph node stations (1). Available online: http://aos.amegroups.com/post/view/2017121104

Acknowledgements

None.


Footnote

Conflicts of Interest: The author has no conflicts of interest to declare.


References

  1. Wang J. Gastric lymph node stations. Art Surg 2017;1:v002. http://aos.amegroups.com/post/view/2017121104
doi: 10.21037/aos.2017.11.03
Cite this article as: Wang J. Gastric lymph node stations. Art Surg 2017;1:5.