The value of pleural lavage cytology examined during surgery for primary lung cancer.

@article{Kaneda2012TheVO,
  title={The value of pleural lavage cytology examined during surgery for primary lung cancer.},
  author={Masanori Kaneda and Kohei Yokoi and Shimon Ito and Hiroshi Niwa and Motoshi Takao and Ryoichi Kondo and Takaaki Arimura and Yuji Saito},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={1335-41}
}
OBJECTIVES The pleural invasion (PL) score is a useful prognostic indicator in lung cancer. However, in many cases, the cancer may exfoliate itself into the pleural cavity and may progress to a malignant pleural effusion without invading the parietal pleura. This stage is not currently evaluated, but it is detectable by means of the pleural lavage cytology… CONTINUE READING