Border between N1 and N2 stations in lung carcinoma: lessons from lymph node metastatic patterns of lower lobe tumors.

@article{Okada2005BorderBN,
  title={Border between N1 and N2 stations in lung carcinoma: lessons from lymph node metastatic patterns of lower lobe tumors.},
  author={Morihito Okada and Toshihiko Sakamoto and Tsuyoshi Yuki and Takeshi Mimura and Hiroyuki Nitanda and Kei Miyoshi and Noriaki Tsubota},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={129 4},
  pages={825-30}
}
OBJECTIVE Distinction of lymph node stations is one of the most crucial topics still not entirely resolved by many lung cancer surgeons. The nodes around the junction of the hilum and mediastinum are key points at issue. We examined the spread pattern of lymph node metastases, investigated the prognosis according to the level of the involved nodes, and conclusively analyzed the border between N1 and N2 stations. METHODS We reviewed the records of 604 consecutive patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING
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