Involvement of the #12u lymph nodes around the upper lobe bronchi in patients with lung cancer of the right middle lobe, right lower lobe, or left lower lobe


In Japan, the lymph nodes around the upper lobe bronchi, known as the #12u nodes, are not included in the nodes recommended for dissection in patients with right middle lobe carcinoma, right lower lobe carcinoma, or left lower lobe carcinoma. However, histologic examination has revealed involvement of these nodes in pneumonectomy patients whose carcinoma… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02483013


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