Prediction of lymph node metastasis and sentinel node navigation surgery for patients with early-stage gastric cancer
Atsuo Shida, Norio Mitsumori, Hiroshi Nimura, Yuta Takano, Taizou Iwasaki, Muneharu Fujisaki, Naoto Takahashi, Katsuhiko Yanaga, Department of Surgery, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo 105-8461, Japan
Author contributions: Shida A wrote the paper; Mitsumori N, Nimura H, Iwasaki T, Fujisaki M, Takahashi N and Yanaga K perfomed the collected the data; all the authors contributed to this manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Atsuo Shida, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Jikei University School of Medicine, 3-25-8, Nishi-shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8461, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 26, 2016
Peer-review started: March 29, 2016
First decision: May 12, 2016
Revised: May 22, 2016
Accepted: July 6, 2016
Article in press: July 6, 2016
Published online: September 7, 2016