Article Abstract

En bloc has the priority of lymph node dissection regardless non-grasping or grasping approaches

Authors: Yuji Tachimori


Lung cancer is classified according to the TNM system, which codes the anatomic extent of the disease and is the most important prognosticator we have to date. The anatomical extent is described in terms of three components: the extent of the primary tumor (T), the status of regional lymph nodes (N), and presence or absence of distant metastasis (M).