Article Abstract

Wedge resection, segmentectomy or lobectomy: the correct choice considering the risk of lobar lymph node involvement

Authors: Marco Chiappetta, Elisa Meacci, Dania Nachira, Leonardo Petracca Ciavarella, Stefano Margaritora

Abstract

Identification of lymph node metastases remains a milestone in non-small cell lung cancer approach, for a precise staging and in particular to plan the correct treatment (1,2). This concept is fundamental in patients with mediastinal involvement, in which multimodal treatment combining radiotherapy, chemotherapy or surgery ensures the best outcome compared to single treatment.