Title: Invasive staging of the mediastinum
Authors: De Wever, Walter ×
Coolen, Johan
Verschakelen, Johny #
Issue Date: May-2013
Publisher: Acta Medica Belgica
Series Title: JBR-BTR vol:96 issue:3 pages:123-6
Abstract: Staging of patients with lung cancer provides accurate information on the extent of disease and guides the choice of treatment. Non-invasive imaging techniques are safe, however these imaging techniques have limited accuracy in detection of mediastinal lymph node metastases. The American College of Chest Physicians guidelines for lung cancer staging recommend that patients with abnormal lymph nodes on CT or PET, or centrally located tumors without mediastinal LNs, should undergo invasive staging. Mediastinal nodal sampling has traditionally been performed by cervical mediastinoscopy. However, with the development of endoscopic needle aspiration techniques such as endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) to guide transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), the diagnostic algorithm for lung cancer is changing.
ISSN: 1780-2393
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Radiology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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