Current concepts in the mediastinal lymph node staging of nonsmall cell lung cancer.

@article{Kramer2003CurrentCI,
  title={Current concepts in the mediastinal lymph node staging of nonsmall cell lung cancer.},
  author={Henk Kramer and Harry J. M. Groen},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={238 2},
  pages={
          180-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To review the current concepts in the mediastinal staging of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), evaluating traditional and modern staging modalities. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Staging of NSCLC includes the assessment of mediastinal lymph nodes. Traditionally, computed tomography (CT) and mediastinoscopy are used. Modern staging modalities include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA… CONTINUE READING
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