Bronchoscopic treatment of patients with intraluminal microinvasive radiographically occult lung cancer not eligible for surgical resection: a follow-up study.

@article{VonkNoordegraaf2003BronchoscopicTO,
  title={Bronchoscopic treatment of patients with intraluminal microinvasive radiographically occult lung cancer not eligible for surgical resection: a follow-up study.},
  author={Anton Vonk-Noordegraaf and Pieter E. Postmus and Tom G. Sutedja},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={49-53}
}
Bronchoscopic treatment (BT) has a curative potential for patients with intraluminal microinvasive radiographically occult lung cancer (ROLC). We report the long-term follow-up in a group of 32 patients, ineligible for surgery, in whom ROLC was diagnosed and treated with BT. Tumors were strictly <or=1 cm in size, intraluminally located in the central airways, with no bronchial wall invasion or extraluminal tumor growth on high resolution CT (HRCT), with visible distal margin under conventional… CONTINUE READING

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