A.A. Aksarin1,2, M.D. Ter-Ovanesov3
1Surgut District Clinical Hospital, Surgut
2Surgut State University, Surgut
3RUDN University, Moscow
Aksarin A.A. ― Cand. Med. Sc., Head of the Oncology Center of Surgut District Clinical Hospital; Assistant of the Oncology Course of Faculty Surgery Department of Surgut State University
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Preoperative predictors of lymph node in squamous cell carcinoma of the lung remain unknown at present.
Objective. This study aimed to investigate the predictors of metastatic lymph node status in clinical stage IA squamous cell carcinoma of the lung.
Material and methods. Clinical material for the study was 80 patients with clinical stage IA squamous cell lung cancer, who have undergone radical surgery.
Results. Lymph node metastases were presented in 12.5%. In this study we tried to identify preoperative predictors of lymph node involvement in patients with clinical stage IA squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. However, we were unable to identify reliable criteria for the preoperative lymph manifold, gender, age, size and location of the tumor.
Conclusions. In clinical stage IA squamous cell carcinoma, metastasis in a lymph node can develop regardless of the size of the tumor. Therefore, we consider it obligatory to perform systematic nodal dissection in this histological structure of the tumor.
Key words: non-small cell lung cancer, lymph node metastases, systematic nodal dissection.