Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle biopsy for M1 staging of extrathoracic malignancies.

@article{Tournoy2011EndobronchialUT,
  title={Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle biopsy for M1 staging of extrathoracic malignancies.},
  author={K. Tournoy and E. Govaerts and T. Malfait and C. Dooms},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          127-31
        }
}
  • K. Tournoy, E. Govaerts, +1 author C. Dooms
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
  • BACKGROUND extrathoracic malignancies metastasize to the mediastinum and/or pulmonary hilum. Mediastinoscopy and thoracoscopy are standard to obtain tissue proof of metastatic spread but are invasive. Endobronchial ultrasound with real-time-guided transbronchial fine-needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a minimally invasive alternative for surgical staging of lung cancer. METHODS we analysed the test characteristics of EBUS-TBNA in consecutive patients with a suspicion of mediastinal or hilar… CONTINUE READING

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