Mediastinal invasion by bronchogenic carcinoma: CT signs.

  title={Mediastinal invasion by bronchogenic carcinoma: CT signs.},
  author={Stephen J. Herman and Timothy L Winton and Gordon L. Weisbrod and M J Towers and Steven J. Mentzer},
  volume={190 3},
PURPOSE To determine the accuracy of computed tomographic (CT) signs in assessment of direct mediastinal invasion by primary bronchogenic carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 90 patients with primary bronchogenic carcinoma who underwent CT with thoracic surgical staging and thoracotomy, the pathologic and CT findings in 14 mediastinal structures were compared retrospectively. The degree of contact of the primary tumor with each structure and whether the structure was distorted or contained… CONTINUE READING

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