ESTS guidelines for preoperative lymph node staging for non-small cell lung cancer.

@article{Leyn2007ESTSGF,
  title={ESTS guidelines for preoperative lymph node staging for non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Paul De Leyn and Didier Lardinois and Paul E Van Schil and Ram{\'o}n Rami-Porta and Bernward Passlick and Marcin Zieliński and D. A. Waller and Tony Lerut and Walter Weder},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={
          1-8
        }
}
Accurate preoperative staging and restaging of mediastinal lymph nodes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is of paramount importance. It will guide choices of treatment and determine prognosis and outcome. Over the last years, different techniques have become available. They vary in accuracy and procedure-related morbidity. The Council of the ESTS initiated a workshop on preoperative mediastinal lymph node staging. This resulted in guidelines for primary staging and restaging… CONTINUE READING
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