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Table 2. Regional Lymph Nodes (N)a,b

NXRegional lymph nodes cannot be assessed.
N0No regional lymph node metastasis.
N1Metastases in 1–2 regional lymph nodes.
N2Metastases in 3–6 regional lymph nodes.
N3Metastases in ≥7 regional lymph nodes.

aReprinted with permission from AJCC: Esophageal and esophagogastric junction. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 103-15.
bNumber must be recorded for total number of regional nodes sampled and total number of reported nodes with metastasis.