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TNM CLASSIFICATION [1 record]

Record 1 2004-06-25

English

Subject field(s)
  • Diagnostic Procedures (Medicine)
  • Cancers and Oncology
DEF

A classification of the spread of malignant tumors used internationally, in which each letter is given a coefficient indicative of a degree of severity (T: local spread, or primary tumor; N (nodes): presence of [metastases in] lymph nodes; M: remote metastases).

CONT

TNM classification provides a system for staging the occurrence of cancer. T refers to the primary tumour and is categorised as being 1-4 and a-d depending upon site, size and spread, N refers to the lymph nodes and they are categorised as being X,0,1,2, or 3 depending upon in any, some or all are involved metastases, and M to the presence or absence of distant metastases.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Méthodes diagnostiques (Médecine)
  • Cancers et oncologie
DEF

Classification de l'extension des tumeurs malignes, utilisée internationalement, où chaque lettre est affectée d'un coefficient correspondant à un degré de gravité (T : extension locale de la tumeur primitive; N (nodes) : [...] [atteinte aux ganglions (métastases)] M : métastases à distance).

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Procedimientos diagnósticos (Medicina)
  • Tipos de cáncer y oncología
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