Patterns of lymphadenopathy in thoracic malignancies.

  title={Patterns of lymphadenopathy in thoracic malignancies.},
  author={Amita Sharma and Panos Fidias and L. A. Hayman and Susanne L Loomis and Katherine H. Taber and Suzanne L. Aquino},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={24 2},
  • Amita Sharma, P. Fidias, S. Aquino
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Medicine
  • Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
There are different lymphatic drainage pathways in the thorax that are relevant in the staging of lung cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, esophageal cancer, and malignant mesothelioma. To properly search for metastatic spread, it is important to carefully evaluate the specific nodal stations that drain the thoracic structures from which a primary tumor originates. Because size criteria have limitations in the prediction of nodal status, pathologic confirmation is essential for accurate staging… 

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