Clinically predictive factors of pathologic upstaging in patients with peripherally located clinical stage IA non-small cell lung cancer.


OBJECTIVE Post-surgical pathologic examination often reveals a more advanced state than clinically defined in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), posing the need for careful consideration of a lesser resection. We investigated the predictive factors for the pathologic upstaging in clinical stage IA NSCLC. METHODS The clinical features of 253 consecutive… (More)


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