Surgical results of small sized (less than 3 cm) advanced lung cancer

K. Kikuchi, T. Kobayashi, M. Watanabe, M. Kawamura, R. Kato, K. Kobayashi, T. Ishihara

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We studied the surgical results in 31 patients with small sized but advanced lung cancer. Twenty-two patients had mediastinal lymph node metastasis, 6 had pulmonary metastasis, 3 had pleural dissemination. Histological type were adenocarcinoma in 21 patients, large cell carcinoma in 5 patients, small cell carcinoma in 4 patients. The 5-year survival rate in patients with mediastinal lymph node metastasis (pT1N2) was 24.1%. The 5-year survival rate in patients (pT1N2) for clinical N0, N1 was 34.6%, but no patient with clinical N2 disease survived more than 2 years after the operation. In the patients with pulmonary metastasis or pleural dissemination none survived more than 5 years after the operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan

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  • General Medicine


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