Endobronchial ultrasound and value of PET for prediction of pathological results of mediastinal hot spots in lung cancer patients.

@article{Bauwens2008EndobronchialUA,
  title={Endobronchial ultrasound and value of PET for prediction of pathological results of mediastinal hot spots in lung cancer patients.},
  author={Olivier Bauwens and Michelle Dusart and Philippe Pi{\'e}rard and Jean Faber and Thierry Prigogine and Bernard C Duysinx and Bich Doan Nguyen and Marianne Paesmans and J. P. Sculier and Vincent Ninane},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={356-61}
}
SUMMARY In the staging of lung cancer with positron emission tomography (PET) positive mediastinal lymph nodes, tissue sampling is required. The performance of transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) using linear endobronchial ultrasound (real-time EBUS-TBNA) under local anaesthesia and the value of PET for prediction of pathological results were assessed in that setting. The number of eluded surgical procedures was evaluated. All consecutive patients with suspected/proven lung cancers and FDG… CONTINUE READING