Difference between revisions of "Lung cancer staging"

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Revision as of 21:22, 25 October 2015

The article deals with lung cancer staging. A general discussion of staging is found in cancer staging.

General

The clinical staging and pathologic staging are concordant in only approximately ~50% of cases.[1]

TNM staging system

Tumour

T stage Size/criteria Other requirements Comment
T0 (no tumour) rare
Tis no invasion rare
T1a <=2 cm confined to lung, no VPI, no main branch bronchus involvement
T1b >2 cm, <=3 cm confined to lung, no VPI, no main branch bronchus involvement
T2a >3cm or VPI or main branch bronchus involvement, <= 5cm confined to lung, no total lung collapse
T2b >5cm or VPI or main branch bronchus involvement, < 7cm confined to lung, no total lung collapse
T3 >7 cm or 2 or more nodules or total lung collapse
T4 extension beyond the lung

See also

References

  1. López-Encuentra, A.; García-Luján, R.; Rivas, JJ.; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, J.; Torres-Lanza, J.; Varela-Simo, G. (Mar 2005). "Comparison between clinical and pathologic staging in 2,994 cases of lung cancer.". Ann Thorac Surg 79 (3): 974-9; discussion 979. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2004.06.004. PMID 15734416.

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