Body mass index is associated with higher lymph node counts during retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
Body Mass Index
Lymph Node Excision
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Our results suggest for the first time that BMI is independently associated with higher lymph node counts during a lymph node dissection. If confirmed by others, these results may be important when using lymph node counts as a surrogate for adequacy of a lymph node dissection.