Prognostic value and significance of subcarinal and superior mediastinal lymph node metastasis in lower lobe tumours.

@article{Uehara2010PrognosticVA,
  title={Prognostic value and significance of subcarinal and superior mediastinal lymph node metastasis in lower lobe tumours.},
  author={Hirofumi Uehara and Yukinori Sakao and Mingyon Mun and Ken Nakagawa and Makoto Nishio and Yuichi Ishikawa and Sakae Okumura},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={498-502}
}
OBJECTIVE The new seventh edition of the tumour, node and metastasis (TNM) classification now groups part of the #10 lymph nodes, which include the subcarinal space along with the inferior border of the main-stem bronchus (#10 below), as being a part of the 'subcarinal zone'. In this retrospective study, we aimed to evaluate the clinical significance of including the '#10 below' lymph node with the 'subcarinal zone'. METHODS Between 1980 and 2002, the locations of the 66 pN1 and 83 pN2 were… CONTINUE READING