Lymph node staging by means of positron emission tomography is less accurate in non-small cell lung cancer patients with enlarged lymph nodes: analysis of 1,145 lymph nodes.

@article{AlSarraf2008LymphNS,
  title={Lymph node staging by means of positron emission tomography is less accurate in non-small cell lung cancer patients with enlarged lymph nodes: analysis of 1,145 lymph nodes.},
  author={Nael Al-Sarraf and Kathy Gately and Julie M Lucey and Lorraine Wilson and Eillish McGovern and Vincent Hsu-Wen Young},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={62-8}
}
BACKGROUND Despite documented superiority of integrated positron emission tomography-computerized tomography (PET-CT) over computerized tomography (CT) in lymph node staging in non-small cell lung cancer, little is known about the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of integrated PET-CT among enlarged lymph nodes. We sought to assess if PET-CT is uniformly accurate among enlarged and non-enlarged lymph nodes. METHODS A retrospective review of 206 consecutive patients with histologically… CONTINUE READING
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