Virtual Library

Start Your Search

Tamami Nakamura

Author of

  • +

    P1.11 - Screening and Early Detection (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 943)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 1
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
    • +

      P1.11-14 - Radiological Pleura-Tumor Proximity in Pure-Solid Clinical Stage I Lung Cancer: Its Influence on Lymph Node Metastasis and Recurrence (ID 12206)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Tamami Nakamura

      • Abstract
      • Slides


      Lymph node metastasis of lung cancer is an important factor for deciding on surgical indications. Radiological pure-solid lung cancer is a highly aggressive feature, even in small lesions, and it is generally difficult to evaluate lymph node metastasis based on preoperative clinical examinations. We focused on the radiological association between the tumor and pleura and assessed the influence of pleura-tumor proximity on the risk of lymph node metastasis and postoperative recurrence.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive series of 133 patients with clinical stage I lung cancer possessing pure-solid nodule on chest computed tomography who had undergone lobectomy with systematic lymph node dissection between January 2009 and December 2016. Figure shows the definition of positive pleura-tumor proximity. A multiple logistic regression analysis was used to identify the predictors for lymph node metastasis, and a multiple Cox proportional hazards model was used to identify the predictors for postoperative recurrence, with covariates of age, gender, performance status, resected side, pulmonary function, tumor size, pleural tag, pleura-tumor proximity, and maximum standardized uptake on positron emission tomography.


      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      There were 89 men (mean age 70.7 ± 9.6 years). The mean tumor size was 22.9 ± 8.7 mm. Lymph node metastasis was found in 21 patients (15.7%), and postoperative recurrence was found in 24 patients (18%). According to the multivariate analysis, the age (p = 0.013) and positive pleura-tumor proximity (p = 0.036) were the independent predictive factors of lymph node metastasis, and the positive pleura-tumor proximity (p = 0.035) was an independent predictive factor of postoperative recurrence.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Pleura-tumor proximity in radiological pure-solid lung cancer was associated with lymph node metastasis and postoperative recurrence. Such pleura-tumor proximity should therefore be taken into consideration in the therapeutic decision-making for stage I lung cancer possessing pure-solid nodules.


      Only Active Members that have purchased this event or have registered via an access code will be able to view this content. To view this presentation, please login or select "Add to Cart" and proceed to checkout.