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The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Lymph Node Map: A Radiologic Atlas and Review.

Kim JH, van Beek EJ, Murchison JT, Marin A, Mirsadraee S - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Bottom Line: Accurate lymph node staging of lung cancer is crucial in determining optimal treatment plans and predicting patient outcome.Currently used lymph node maps have been reconciled to the internationally accepted International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) map published in the seventh edition of TNM classification system of malignant tumours.This article provides computed tomographic illustrations of the IASLC nodal map, to facilitate its application in day-to-day clinical practice in order to increase the appropriate classification in lung cancer staging.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Chungnam National University, School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Accurate lymph node staging of lung cancer is crucial in determining optimal treatment plans and predicting patient outcome. Currently used lymph node maps have been reconciled to the internationally accepted International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) map published in the seventh edition of TNM classification system of malignant tumours. This article provides computed tomographic illustrations of the IASLC nodal map, to facilitate its application in day-to-day clinical practice in order to increase the appropriate classification in lung cancer staging.

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Upper zone: stations 2R, 2L, 3a, 3p, 4R, and 4L. (A, B) Upper and lower borders of stations 2, 3 and 4. The upper border of station 2R, 2L, 3a and 3p is the apex of each lung and pleural space (blue arrows), and in the midline, the upper border of the manubrium. The lower borders of the stations are different from station to station: station 2R: the intersection of caudal margin of innominate vein with the trachea (yellow triangle in B); station 2L: the superior border of the aortic arch (yellow line); station 3a and 3p, the level of carina (yellow arrow); station 4R: the lower border of the azygos vein (red line); station 4L: the upper rim of the left main pulmonary artery (yellow dashed line). (C, D) The border between 2R and 2L and between 4R and 4L moves from the midline of trachea to the left lateral border of the trachea. AA: aortic arch; AZ: azygos vein; LIV: left innominate vein; PA: left main pulmonary artery; T: trachea.
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Figure 2: Upper zone: stations 2R, 2L, 3a, 3p, 4R, and 4L. (A, B) Upper and lower borders of stations 2, 3 and 4. The upper border of station 2R, 2L, 3a and 3p is the apex of each lung and pleural space (blue arrows), and in the midline, the upper border of the manubrium. The lower borders of the stations are different from station to station: station 2R: the intersection of caudal margin of innominate vein with the trachea (yellow triangle in B); station 2L: the superior border of the aortic arch (yellow line); station 3a and 3p, the level of carina (yellow arrow); station 4R: the lower border of the azygos vein (red line); station 4L: the upper rim of the left main pulmonary artery (yellow dashed line). (C, D) The border between 2R and 2L and between 4R and 4L moves from the midline of trachea to the left lateral border of the trachea. AA: aortic arch; AZ: azygos vein; LIV: left innominate vein; PA: left main pulmonary artery; T: trachea.

Mentions: The location descriptions and anatomic boundaries of station 2, 3, and 4 are shown in Table 2 and Figures 2 and 3.


The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Lymph Node Map: A Radiologic Atlas and Review.

Kim JH, van Beek EJ, Murchison JT, Marin A, Mirsadraee S - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Upper zone: stations 2R, 2L, 3a, 3p, 4R, and 4L. (A, B) Upper and lower borders of stations 2, 3 and 4. The upper border of station 2R, 2L, 3a and 3p is the apex of each lung and pleural space (blue arrows), and in the midline, the upper border of the manubrium. The lower borders of the stations are different from station to station: station 2R: the intersection of caudal margin of innominate vein with the trachea (yellow triangle in B); station 2L: the superior border of the aortic arch (yellow line); station 3a and 3p, the level of carina (yellow arrow); station 4R: the lower border of the azygos vein (red line); station 4L: the upper rim of the left main pulmonary artery (yellow dashed line). (C, D) The border between 2R and 2L and between 4R and 4L moves from the midline of trachea to the left lateral border of the trachea. AA: aortic arch; AZ: azygos vein; LIV: left innominate vein; PA: left main pulmonary artery; T: trachea.
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Figure 2: Upper zone: stations 2R, 2L, 3a, 3p, 4R, and 4L. (A, B) Upper and lower borders of stations 2, 3 and 4. The upper border of station 2R, 2L, 3a and 3p is the apex of each lung and pleural space (blue arrows), and in the midline, the upper border of the manubrium. The lower borders of the stations are different from station to station: station 2R: the intersection of caudal margin of innominate vein with the trachea (yellow triangle in B); station 2L: the superior border of the aortic arch (yellow line); station 3a and 3p, the level of carina (yellow arrow); station 4R: the lower border of the azygos vein (red line); station 4L: the upper rim of the left main pulmonary artery (yellow dashed line). (C, D) The border between 2R and 2L and between 4R and 4L moves from the midline of trachea to the left lateral border of the trachea. AA: aortic arch; AZ: azygos vein; LIV: left innominate vein; PA: left main pulmonary artery; T: trachea.
Mentions: The location descriptions and anatomic boundaries of station 2, 3, and 4 are shown in Table 2 and Figures 2 and 3.

Bottom Line: Accurate lymph node staging of lung cancer is crucial in determining optimal treatment plans and predicting patient outcome.Currently used lymph node maps have been reconciled to the internationally accepted International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) map published in the seventh edition of TNM classification system of malignant tumours.This article provides computed tomographic illustrations of the IASLC nodal map, to facilitate its application in day-to-day clinical practice in order to increase the appropriate classification in lung cancer staging.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Chungnam National University, School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Accurate lymph node staging of lung cancer is crucial in determining optimal treatment plans and predicting patient outcome. Currently used lymph node maps have been reconciled to the internationally accepted International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) map published in the seventh edition of TNM classification system of malignant tumours. This article provides computed tomographic illustrations of the IASLC nodal map, to facilitate its application in day-to-day clinical practice in order to increase the appropriate classification in lung cancer staging.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus