The role of conventional bronchoscopy in the workup of suspicious CT scan screen-detected pulmonary nodules
van 't Westeinde, Susan C × Horeweg, Nanda Vernhout, René M Groen, Harry J M Lammers, Jan-Willem J Weenink, Carla Nackaerts, Kristiaan Oudkerk, Matthijs Mali, Willem Thunnissen, Frederik B de Koning, Harry J van Klaveren, Rob J #
American College of Chest Physicians
Chest vol:142 issue:2 pages:377-84
Up to 50% of the participants in CT scan lung cancer screening trials have at least one pulmonary nodule. To date, the role of conventional bronchoscopy in the workup of suspicious screen-detected pulmonary nodules is unknown. If a bronchoscopic evaluation could be eliminated, the cost-effectiveness of a screening program could be enhanced and the potential harms of bronchoscopy avoided.