ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Spread through air spaces positivity and extent of resection in patients with Stage I non-small cell lung cancer: A contemporary review
Ulaş Kumbasar1
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2022.21284
The concept of spread through air spaces is a type of cancer spread that is unique to lung and may be established as a criterion for invasion. It is a potential risk factor for recurrence and poor prognosis in patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. This review provides a contemporary overview on recent data in this field and aim to help surgeons to decide the extent of resection according to patients" spread through air spaces status.
Keywords : Early-stage lung cancer, resection, spread through air spaces
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