Problems in the current diagnostic standards of clinical N1 non-small cell lung cancer.

@article{Hishida2008ProblemsIT,
  title={Problems in the current diagnostic standards of clinical N1 non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Toshiaki Hishida and Junichi Yoshida and Mai Nishimura and Yutaka Nishiwaki and Kojiro Nagai},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={526-31}
}
BACKGROUND Although clinical N1 (cN1) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is considered to be locoregional, the postoperative outcome is disappointing, with a 5 year survival of less than 50%. One possible reason may be that cN1disease diagnosed by current standard imaging modalities often contains unexpected N2 disease. This study was conducted to evaluate the surgical and pathological results of patients with cN1 NSCLC. METHODS Among 1782 patients with NSCLC who underwent intended curative… CONTINUE READING

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