Diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma clinical stage
In addition to a clear diagnosis and scope of the disease, yet according to the tumor involving the structure of the stage, the development of treatment and prognosis prediction is of great significance. Butchant its recommendations are divided into Ⅳ period (Table 1).
Diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma staging (Butchant stages law)
Phases involving the structure of the tumor
Phase Ⅰ tumors confined to the lung and pleura of ipsilateral
Phase Ⅱ chest wall tumor or mediastinal organs (esophagus, heart), intrathoracic lymph node metastases
Phase Ⅲ tumor invasion through the diaphragm and abdominal cavity, the opposite pleural involvement, chest lymph node
Phase Ⅳ distant metastasis