Prognostic Classification of Multiple Primary Lung Cancers Based on a Ground-Glass Opacity Component
Publication date: February 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 109, Issue 2Author(s): Aritoshi Hattori, Kazuya Takamochi, Shiaki Oh, Kenji SuzukiBackgroundWe evaluated the prognostic impact of the presence of a ground-glass opacity (GGO) component on thin-section computed tomography for the refined clinical T classification of multiple primary lung cancers.MethodsWe reviewed 272 surgically resected, clinically node-negative multiple lung cancers. Dominant tumors were classified into 2 groups based on the presence of a GGO component; that is, a GGO tumor (consolidation tumor ratio, 0 to
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