Autofluorescence bronchoscopy improves staging of radiographically occult lung cancer and has an impact on therapeutic strategy.

@article{Sutedja2001AutofluorescenceBI,
  title={Autofluorescence bronchoscopy improves staging of radiographically occult lung cancer and has an impact on therapeutic strategy.},
  author={Thomas G. Sutedja and Henk E. Codrington and Elle K.J. Risse and Roderick H. J. Breuer and Johan C. van Mourik and Richard P. Golding and Pieter E Postmus},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2001},
  volume={120 4},
  pages={
          1327-32
        }
}
BACKGROUND The ability of conventional CT scans and fiberoptic bronchoscopy to localize and properly stage radiographically occult lung cancer (ROLC) in the major airways is limited. High-resolution CT (HRCT) scanning and autofluorescence bronchoscopy (AFB) may improve the assessment of ROLC before the most appropriate therapy can be considered. PATIENTS AND METHODS We prospectively studied 23 patients with ROLC, who were referred for intraluminal bronchoscopic treatment (IBT) with curative… CONTINUE READING

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