Abstract. The native and foreign literature does not cover the issue of metastasis of lung cancer in the ipsilateral lobar lymph nodes (№12), however, there is the possibility of micrometastasizing, which can result in further development of the disease caused by these lymph node groups’ failure. This work contains a retrospective study of 5-year survival of 1324 patients, depending on the volume of surgery (lobectomy, pneumonectomy) and the impact of the ipsilateral lobar lymph node dissection, certainly performed in pneumonectomy. According to the results, ipsilateral lobar lymph node dissection's indications are: the peripheral lung cancer without regional lymph nodes lesion (No), the central lung cancer without or with lesion of regional lymph nodes of the first level (N0-1), regardless of the primary tumor spread and size (Tx), morphological type, histopathological degree of differentiation (Gx), lesion side, tumor localization.
Key words: non-small-cell cell lung cancer, ipsilateral lobar lymph nodes, lymph node dissection.
A.F. Gilmetdinov1, V.P. Potanin2
1Regional Emergency Medical Center, Naberezhnye Chelny
2Tatarstan Cancer Center, Kazan
Gilmetdinov A.F. ― oncologist of Regional Emergency Medical Center
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