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Why do they do lymphadenectomy of celiac nodes?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Remove tumor

This is a relatively unusual operation, but when recommended, it is usually done in order to reduce the risk of tumor recurring in these lymph nodes.
Sometimes this operation done just to find out if the cancer has already spread to these lymph nodes. Fortunately, there are other tests, such as eus-fna which can make that diagnosis without having the operation.

In brief: Remove tumor

This is a relatively unusual operation, but when recommended, it is usually done in order to reduce the risk of tumor recurring in these lymph nodes.
Sometimes this operation done just to find out if the cancer has already spread to these lymph nodes. Fortunately, there are other tests, such as eus-fna which can make that diagnosis without having the operation.
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