Article Abstract

Adequacy of intra-operative nodal staging during lung cancer surgery: a poorly achieved minimum objective

Authors: Marc Riquet, Ciprian Pricopi, Giuseppe Mangiameli, Alex Arame, Alain Badia, Françoise Le Pimpec Barthes

Abstract

Adequate intra-operative lymph node sampling (LNS) is a fundamental part of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) surgery but adherence to standards is still far from being commonly obtained. Edwards and coworkers (1) reviewed 1,301 surgical resections performed from 2011 to 2014 to identify factors that may be the cause of the LNS inadequacy.