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Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®)

  • Updated: 08/15/2014

Table 2. Regional Lymph Nodes (N)a

aReprinted with permission from AJCC: Pleural mesothelioma. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 271-7.
NXRegional lymph nodes cannot be assessed.
N0No regional lymph node metastases.
N1Metastases in the ipsilateral bronchopulmonary or hilar lymph nodes.
N2Metastases in the subcarinal or the ipsilateral mediastinal lymph nodes including the ipsilateral internal mammary and peridiaphragmatic nodes.
N3Metastases in the contralateral mediastinal, contralateral internal mammary, ipsilateral or contralateral supraclavicular lymph nodes.