EBUS-TBNA/staging of lung cancer.

@article{Fielding2013EBUSTBNAstagingOL,
  title={EBUS-TBNA/staging of lung cancer.},
  author={David I Fielding and Noriaki Kurimoto},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={
          385-94
        }
}
In the staging of mediastinal lymph nodes before lung cancer surgery, endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspirations (EBUS-TBNA) have proven to be highly sensitive and specific as well as safe. Although positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been a major development in the preoperative workup of patients with lung cancer, EBUS-TBNA has superior test performance and PET/CT cannot be regarded as a substitute for tissue sampling with EBUS-TBNA. In general, EBUS… CONTINUE READING

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