volume 2, issue 8, PS479 2007
DOI: 10.1097/01.jto.0000283436.43004.f8
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Abstract: Background: Surgery is the gold standard for cure in resectable Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Pneumonectomy and lobectomy are performed along with mediastinal lymph node dissection to allow pTNM staging. In other tumor types including colon and gastric cancer, it has been demonstrated that the number of examined lymph node is an independent prognostic factor of survival, whatever the lymph node involvement. We retrospectively analyzed 218 patients with a totally resected NSCLC and looked at the prognosti…

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