Surgical treatment of lung cancer with chest wall invasion

T. Bessho, S. Maebeya, T. Suzuma, I. Hirai, Y. Tanino, T. Yoshimasu, J. Arimoto, K. Matsuyama, S. Miyoshi, Y. Minamikata, Y. Naito

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From January 1986 to May 1998, 45 lung cancer patients with chest wall invasion (P3) underwent resection (40 male, 5 female), (median age 63.2 yrs (30-79)). Histological types were squamous cell carcinoma in 20, adenocarcinoma in 14, large cell carcinoma in 7, adenosquamous cell carcinoma in 2, and unknown in 2. Operative methods of lung resection were total pneumonectomy in 2, bilobectomy in 3, lobectomy in 38, and partial lung resection in 2. Resection was regarded as complete in 35 and incomplete in 10 patients. Thirty one patients had negative lymph nodes (N0), 9 had peribronchial or hilar lymph node metastases (N1), and 5 had mediastinal lymph node metastases (N2). The extent of tumor invasion to chest wall was P3a (invasion within parietal pleura) in 11, P3b-c (invasion to intercostal muscle) in 16, P3d (invasion to rib) in 18, patients. 5-year survival rate was totally 19.7%. Cisplatin based chemotherapy and concurrent thoracic radiation following surgery (CCRT) was performed in latest nine P3d cases. Partial response was observed in 5 of 9 cases (response rate 56%) and viable tumor cell in the primary site was not seen histologically in 5 of 9 cases. Three year survival rate was 46.9% for CCRT(+) 11.1% for CCRT(-). Acturial 5-year survival rate in P3a-d was 19.76%. P3d cases had poor survival, but CCRT improved prognosis of P3d cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)944-948
Number of pages5
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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