Impact of Detecting Occult Pathologic Nodal Disease During Resection for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

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  • This study of a contemporary national database compared postresection outcomes of cN0/pN0, cN0/pN+, and cN+ mesothelioma. Relative to pN0, pN+ was associated with 51% higher hazard of mortality; survival of cN0/pN+ and cN+ were similar. The number of involved nodes (not nodal tumor, node, metastasis classification results) was associated with survival. Routine pathologic nodal staging should be done for potentially resectable mesothelioma.
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  • Verma V; Wegner RE; Stahl JM; Barsky AR; Raghavan D; Busquets TE; Hoppe BS; Grover S; Friedberg JS; Simone CB
  • Start Page

  • e274
  • End Page

  • e285
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 4