Prognosis of T3 patients with resected non-small cell lung cancer according to the invaded organs

K. Inoue, M. Sagawa, M. Sato, S. Ono, T. Matsumura, A. Sakurada, M. Handa, T. Tanita, Takashi Kondo, S. Fujimura

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We investigated the prognosis of completely resected 119 non-small cell lung cancer patients according to the invaded organs. There was no significant difference in prognosis between T3N0M0 and T3N1M0 patients (5-year survival rate: 34% vs. 38%). However, the prognosis of T3N2M0 patients (5-year survival rate: 11%) was too poor to be regarded as the same category. Therefore, we investigated only T3N0M0 and T3N1M0 patients to assess the contribution of the invaded organs to prognosis. Of the 5 patients with diaphragm invasion, there was no 3-year survivor, and the prognosis of patients with diaphragm invasion was very poor. The chest wall invasion was divided into three parts: parietal pleural invasion, subpleural tissue invasion and intercostal muscular invasion. The 5-year survival rates of patients with such invasion was 35%, 29% and 27%, respectively. The patients with Pancoast tumor had very poor prognosis. T3 factor was heterogeneous, and the prognosis of the patients with T3 tumor was various according to invaded organs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-910
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Oct

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