Mediastinoscopy vs Endosonography for Mediastinal Nodal Staging of Lung Cancer A Randomized Trial
Annema, Jouke T × van Meerbeeck, Jan P Rintoul, Robert C Dooms, Christophe Deschepper, Ellen Dekkers, Olaf M De Leyn, Paul Braun, Jerry Carroll, Nicholas R Praet, Marleen de Ryck, Frederick Vansteenkiste, Johan Vermassen, Frank Versteegh, Michel I Veselic, Maud Nicholson, Andrew G Rabe, Klaus F Tournoy, Kurt G #
Amer medical assoc
Journal of the American Medical Association vol:304 issue:20 pages:2245-2252
Context Mediastinal nodal staging is recommended for patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Surgical staging has limitations, which results in the performance of unnecessary thoracotomies. Current guidelines acknowledge minimally invasive endosonography followed by surgical staging (if no nodal metastases are found by endosonography) as an alternative to immediate surgical staging.