Roentgenographically occult bronchogenic squamous cell carcinomas(ROCs) are very small hilar type lung cancer that grow superficially and localize mainly in the bronchial wall, and these patients are expected to have an excellent prognosis after resection. When a ROC is limited within bronchoscopic visibility and less than 10 mm in longitudinal extension and its bronchoscopic findings are slight thickening and flat or wavelet, the tumor is a good candidate for photodynamic therapy. When a ROC is limited within bronchoscopic visibility, the tumor is a good candidate for segmentectomy with curative intent. The tumor invading beyond bronchial wall and/or nodal involvement should be treated by standard operation.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 May|
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