Intentional limited resection for small peripheral lung cancer based on intraoperative pathologic exploration.

@article{Watanabe2005IntentionalLR,
  title={Intentional limited resection for small peripheral lung cancer based on intraoperative pathologic exploration.},
  author={Takehiro Watanabe and Akira Okada and Takayuki Imakiire and Terumoto Koike and Tatsuhiko Hirono},
  journal={The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai zasshi},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={
          29-35
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the adequacy of our intentional limited resection for small peripheral lung cancer based on intraoperative pathologic exploration. METHODS Patients who had stage IA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a maximum tumor diameter of 2 cm or less were candidates for limited resection. If bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) was suspected on computed tomography and intraoperative pathologic exploration revealed the lesion as BAC without foci of active… CONTINUE READING
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