José Sanz-Santos

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Intrathoracic lymph node enlargement is a common finding in patients with extrathoracic malignancies. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a technique that is commonly used for lung cancer diagnosis and staging but that has not been widely investigated for the diagnosis of enlarged mediastinal and lobar lymph nodes(More)
The presence of somatic mutations of the tyrosine kinase domain of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene in patients with advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) correlates with a good response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The usefulness of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for the detection of EGFR(More)
Conventional smears of samples obtained by endobronchial ultrasound with real-time transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) have proven useful in lung cancer staging, but the value of additional information from cell-block processing of EBUS-TBNA samples has only been marginally investigated. This study focussed on the contribution of cell block(More)
PURPOSE To describe experience with bronchial artery embolization (BAE) in a cohort of patients with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS All consecutive patients with cancer and at least one episode of hemoptysis that required BAE during a 14-year period were included in this observational retrospective review. The endpoints of the study were immediate success,(More)
INTRODUCTION Artery embolization (AE) is a safe and useful procedure in the management of massive hemoptysis. The objective of our study was to describe the experience of AE in a tertiary referral center, to characterize angiographic findings at the time of recurrence, and to analyze factors associated with these findings. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Linear endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has proven useful for sampling mediastinal masses and nodes and for staging lung cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of this diagnostic tool in patients with indications of mediastinal disease that could not be diagnosed by(More)
OBJECTIVES False-negative results of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in non-small-cell lung cancer staging have shown significant variability in previous studies. The aim of this study was to identify procedure- and tumour-related determinants of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration false-negative(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the results obtained in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer (LC) by a Lung Cancer Rapid Diagnosis Unit (LC-RDU) in which real-time endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (RT-EBUS guided-TBNA) is performed as part of the clinical evaluation of the patient prior to treatment. METHOD A four year(More)
The objective of our study was to determine the procedure-related requirements of mediastinal node sampling with endobronchial ultrasonography with real-time transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) that would provide negative predictive value (NPV) for the identification of stage III disease in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) high enough to consider(More)