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Table 3. Definition of TNM Stage II

Stage  TNM Description Illustration 
IIT2a, N0, M0T2a = Tumor invades superficial muscularis propria (inner half).
N0 = No lymph node metastasis.
M0 = No distant metastasis.
T2b, N0, M0T2b = Tumor invades deep muscularis propria (outer half).
N0 = No lymph node metastasis.
M0 = No distant metastasis.

T = primary tumor; N = regional lymph nodes; M = distant metastasis.
Reprinted with permission from AJCC: Urinary bladder. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 497–505.