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Insights into Imaging

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 133–140

Direct nodal sampling by echoendoscopy in lung cancerFirst Online: 15 January 2011Received: 06 June 2010Revised: 01 November 2010Accepted: 09 December 2010

Abstract

BackgroundMediastinal lymph node staging for lung cancer remains one of the most important factors to determine patient outcome.

MethodsNoninvasive imaging techniques such as CT, MRI, PET and PET-CT provide some answers but no tissue diagnosis.

ResultsThe development of endo-oesophageal EUS and endobronchial ultrasound EBUS with fine-needle aspiration has provided the clinician with a tool to investigate the mediastinum and the adrenal gland with a safe, minimally invasive procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis.

ConclusionThe aim of this article was to give radiologists an overview of the techniques of EUS and EBUS and their role in the staging of lung cancer patients.

KeywordsEndo-oesophageal ultrasound Endobronchial ultrasound Lung cancer  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Maren Schuhmann - Ralf Eberhardt - Felix J. F. Herth

Source: https://link.springer.com/







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