Table 1

Comparison of lymph nodes involved by metastasis after SOI and SHI

Lymph nodes (LN) draining the liver included portal, celieac, and mediastinal. They were involved with metastases in both the SOI group and the SHI group. Tumor was implanted on the colon for SOI or on the liver for SHI. See “Materials and Methods” for details.

GroupHepatic LNCeliac LNMediastinal LNRetroperitoneal LN
Lymph nodes involved with metastases in SOI group (%)1001001000
Lymph nodes involved with metastases in SHI group (%)1001001000