Incidence of nodal involvement of #12u nodes (lymph nodes around the upper lobe bronchus) in cases with right middle lobe, right lower lobe, and left lower lobe carcinoma

M. Sato, Y. Saito, K. Aikawa, A. Sakurada, Y. Chin, C. Endo, K. Usuda, S. Takahashi, K. Kanma, M. Sagawa

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Abstract

#12u nodes are peribronchial lymph nodes around the upper lobe bronchus which should not be routinely dissected in cases with middle lobe carcinoma or lower lobe carcinoma. In this paper, #12u were examined histologically in 152 lung cancer cases. As a results, 14 of 152 (9.2%) had nodal diseases in #12 nodes. #12u nodes were involved in 3 of 30 N1 diseases (10%), and in 11 of 35 N2 diseases (31.4%). There was a case which had no nodal involvement except for #12u node. And in three cases, we found only one nodal metastasis except for #12u nodes. If we did not dissect #12u nodes, these cases will be relapse in near future. Thus, for curative operation, #12u nodes should be dissected as a standard operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume47
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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