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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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Station 9 and the inferior pulmonary ligament. (A) Both inferior pulmonary veins joining the left atrium can be easily identified on computed tomography images. (B) Right and left inferior pulmonary ligaments (sky-blue dashed arrows) attach each lower lobe to the diaphragm. (C) Stations 8 and 9 nodes on axial image. Station 9 nodes locate in the inferior pulmonary ligament. Station 8 nodes are present adjacent to the esophagus (black circle). LIPV: left inferior pulmonary vein; RIPV: right inferior pulmonary vein.
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Figure 9: Station 9 and the inferior pulmonary ligament. (A) Both inferior pulmonary veins joining the left atrium can be easily identified on computed tomography images. (B) Right and left inferior pulmonary ligaments (sky-blue dashed arrows) attach each lower lobe to the diaphragm. (C) Stations 8 and 9 nodes on axial image. Station 9 nodes locate in the inferior pulmonary ligament. Station 8 nodes are present adjacent to the esophagus (black circle). LIPV: left inferior pulmonary vein; RIPV: right inferior pulmonary vein.

Mentions: Station 9 nodes are located within the inferior pulmonary ligament (Figure 9) and separation of station 8 and 9 is easy at surgery. In the region of the inferior pulmonary vein, the mediastinal and visceral pleura merge to form the inferior pulmonary ligament. It extends downwards toward to the hemidiaphragm anchoring the lower lobes to the mediastinum. The length of this ligament may vary both from person to person and in the same individual1415.


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)

Station 9 and the inferior pulmonary ligament. (A) Both inferior pulmonary veins joining the left atrium can be easily identified on computed tomography images. (B) Right and left inferior pulmonary ligaments (sky-blue dashed arrows) attach each lower lobe to the diaphragm. (C) Stations 8 and 9 nodes on axial image. Station 9 nodes locate in the inferior pulmonary ligament. Station 8 nodes are present adjacent to the esophagus (black circle). LIPV: left inferior pulmonary vein; RIPV: right inferior pulmonary vein.
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Figure 9: Station 9 and the inferior pulmonary ligament. (A) Both inferior pulmonary veins joining the left atrium can be easily identified on computed tomography images. (B) Right and left inferior pulmonary ligaments (sky-blue dashed arrows) attach each lower lobe to the diaphragm. (C) Stations 8 and 9 nodes on axial image. Station 9 nodes locate in the inferior pulmonary ligament. Station 8 nodes are present adjacent to the esophagus (black circle). LIPV: left inferior pulmonary vein; RIPV: right inferior pulmonary vein.
Mentions: Station 9 nodes are located within the inferior pulmonary ligament (Figure 9) and separation of station 8 and 9 is easy at surgery. In the region of the inferior pulmonary vein, the mediastinal and visceral pleura merge to form the inferior pulmonary ligament. It extends downwards toward to the hemidiaphragm anchoring the lower lobes to the mediastinum. The length of this ligament may vary both from person to person and in the same individual1415.

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