Intraoperative pleural lavage cytology after lung resection as an independent prognostic factor for staging lung cancer.

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OBJECTIVE Although malignant pleural effusion or dissemination is regarded as T4 per TNM classification of lung cancer, the prognostic significance in staging of pleural lavage cytologic examination remains undetermined. The purpose of this study was to clarify the utility of pleural lavage cytologic staging as a prognostic factor in patients with non-small… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.09.027

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@article{Shintani2009IntraoperativePL, title={Intraoperative pleural lavage cytology after lung resection as an independent prognostic factor for staging lung cancer.}, author={Yasushi Shintani and Mitsunori Ohta and Teruo Iwasaki and Naoki Ikeda and Takashi Kanou and Emiko Tomita and Katsuhiro Nakagawa and Tsutomu Yasumitsu and Yuko Ohno}, journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery}, year={2009}, volume={137 4}, pages={835-9} }