Therapeutic value of lymph node dissection for right middle lobe non-small-cell lung cancer.

@article{Kuroda2016TherapeuticVO,
  title={Therapeutic value of lymph node dissection for right middle lobe non-small-cell lung cancer.},
  author={Hiroaki Mishima Kuroda and Yukinori Sakao and Mingyon Mun and Noriko Motoi and Yuichi Ishikawa and Ken Oyama Nakagawa and Yasushi Yatabe and Sakae Okumura},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  year={2016},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={
          795-802
        }
}
BACKGROUND Superior mediastinal and #11i lymph node (LN) metastases are adverse prognostic factors in patients with middle lobe lung cancer. We aimed to clarify the benefit of thorough lymphadenectomy by LN station or zone in middle lobe non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS Among 295 patients who underwent pulmonary resection and thorough lymphadenectomy for primary right middle lobe (RML) NSCLC at two institutions, we enrolled 68 patients (33 men, 35 women) and retrospectively studied… CONTINUE READING

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