An early comparison between endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and mediastinoscopy for diagnosis of mediastinal malignancy.

@article{Serna1998AnEC,
  title={An early comparison between endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and mediastinoscopy for diagnosis of mediastinal malignancy.},
  author={Dan L Serna and Henry E. Aryan and Kenneth J. Chang and Megan Brenner and Linhbao Tran and Johnson C. C. Chen},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1998},
  volume={64 10},
  pages={1014-8}
}
Precise mediastinal lymph node staging is essential in non-small cell lung cancer for proper evaluation and treatment. In addition to CT, mediastinoscopy is routinely used for staging and diagnosis of mediastinal malignancy. Recently, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) combined with fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy has been used to evaluate mediastinal disease. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare mediastinoscopy with EUS/FNA in the evaluation of mediastinal masses. From August 1995… CONTINUE READING

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