Current options and recommendations for surgical treatment


MUDr. Adam Peštál, Ph.D.

I. chirurgická klinika LF MU a FN Brno



Surgical treatment is indicated for patients with lung carcinoma based on the stage of the disease and general health conditions of the patient. Surgical treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is suitable in stage I, II, and IIIA (TNM Classification), strictly individually can be considered in higher stages. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is suitable for surgical treatment only when T1—2(3), N0(1), M0 criteria are met. The goal of surgical intervention is to achieve a complete resection without leaving tumoral tissue, i.e. R0 resection. Surgical treatment of lung carcinoma consists also of systematic lymphadenectomy which means a complete removal of lung, hilar and ipsilateral mediastinal lymph nodes.


Key words

lung carcinoma, surgery treatment



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