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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Jun 15, 2016; 8(6): 489-497
Published online Jun 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i6.489
Table 1 The lymphatic system of the stomach[12]
LN groupsLN topography
№1Right paracardiac LNs
№2Left paracardiac LNs
№3LNs along the lesser curvature
№4saLNs along the short gastric vessels
№4sbLNs along the left gastroepiploic vessels
№4dLNs along the right gastroepiploic vessels
№5Suprapyloric LNs
№6Infrapyloric LNs
№7LNs along the left gastric artery
№8аLNs along the common hepatic artery (anterosuperior group)
№9LNs at the celiac trunk
№10LNs at the splenic hilum
№11рLNs along the proximal splenic artery
№11dLNs along the distal splenic artery
№12aLNs in the hepatoduodenal ligament (along the hepatic artery)
№12bLNs in the hepatoduodenal ligament (along the bile duct)
№12рLNs in the hepatoduodenal ligament (behind the portal vein)
№13Retro-pancreaticoduodenal LNs
№14аLNs along the superior mesenteric artery
№14vLNs along the superior mesenteric vein
№15LNs along the middle colic vessels
№16Para-aortic LNs
№17LNs on the anterior surface of the pancreatic head
№18LNs along the inferior margin of the pancreas
№19Infradiaphragmatic LNs
№20LNs in the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm
Table 2 Lymph node groups (compartments 1-3) by location of tumor
Location lymph node stationLMU/MUL MLU/UMLLD/LLM/M/MLMU/UMUE+
No. 1 rt paracardial12111
No. 2 lt paracardial1M311
No. 3 lesser curvature11111
No. 4sa short gastric1M311
No. 4sb lt gastroepiploic13111
No. 4d rt gastroepiploic11112
No. 5 suprapyloric11113
No. 6 infrapyloric11113
No. 7 lt gastric artery22222
No. 8a ant comm hepatic22222
No. 8b post comm hepatic33333
No. 9 celiac artery22222
No. 10 splenic hilum2M322
No. 11p proximal splenic22222
No. 11d distal splenic2M322
No. 12a lt hepatoduodenal22223
No. 12b,p post hepatoduod33333
No. 13 retropancreatic333MM
No. 14v sup mesenteric v.2233M
No. 14a sup mesenteric a.MMMMM
No. 15 middle colicMMMMM
No. 16a1 aortic hiatusMMMMM
No. 16a2,b1 paraaortic, middle33333
No. 16b2 paraaortic, caudalMMMMM
No. 17 ant pancreaticMMMMM
No. 18 inf pancreaticMMMMM
No. 19 infradiaphragmatic3MM332
No. 20 esophageal hiatus3MM331
No. 110 lower paraesophagMMMMM3
No. 111 supradiaphragmaticMMMMM3
No. 112 post mediastinalMMMMM3