Stage Features
I Macroscopically encapsulated with no microscopically detectable capsular invasion
II Macroscopic invasion of mediastinal fatty tissue or mediastinal pleura, or microscopic invasion into the capsule
III Macroscopic invasion into surrounding structures(pericardium, great vessels, lung)
IVA Pleura or pericardial dissemination
IVB Lymphogenous or hematogenous metastases
Table 1: Masaoka Staging System.