Role of computed tomography and mediastinoscopy in preoperative staging of lung carcinoma.

@article{Brion1985RoleOC,
  title={Role of computed tomography and mediastinoscopy in preoperative staging of lung carcinoma.},
  author={Jean Paul Brion and L Depauw and G ERALD G AUDENS N Kuhn and P de Fracquen and Johan Friberg and Rocmans and Julien Struyven},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={1985},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={480-4}
}
One hundred fifty-three patients with bronchogenic carcinoma were evaluated prospectively by CT and mediastinoscopy. Nodes larger than 5 mm were considered potentially metastatic. All results were correlated with surgical findings. Computed tomography is more sensitive (89%) in the detection of mediastinal metastases than mediastinoscopy (67%). Computed tomography has a poor predictive value (47%); however, a negative examination is highly accurate (89%). Within a group of 100 node sites, 72… CONTINUE READING