Initial bronchoscopic treatment for patients with intraluminal bronchial carcinoids.

@article{Brokx2007InitialBT,
  title={Initial bronchoscopic treatment for patients with intraluminal bronchial carcinoids.},
  author={Hes A P Brokx and Elle K J Risse and Marinus A. Paul and Katrien Gr{\"u}nberg and Richard P. Golding and Peter W A Kunst and J. P. Eerenberg and Johan C. van Mourik and Pieter E. Postmus and Wolter J. Mooi and Tom G. Sutedja},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={973-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Carcinoid of the lung is considered low-grade malignancy, and less invasive treatment may therefore be considered. We analyzed the long-term outcome of initial bronchoscopic treatment in patients with intraluminal bronchial carcinoids. METHODS Initial bronchoscopic treatment was applied to improve presurgical condition, to obtain tissue samples for proper histologic classification, and to enable less extensive parenchymal resection. For intraluminal bronchial carcinoid, complete… CONTINUE READING
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