TITLE

Endoscopic (oesophageal) ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA)

AUTHOR(S)
Richardson, C. M.; Peake, M. D.
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Thorax;Jul2004, Vol. 59 Issue 7, p546
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
editorial
ABSTRACT
The management of lung cancer depends to a great extent on its histological type and the stage of disease. Although most patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have advanced disease at presentation, approximately 30% have tumour confined to the lung and locoregional lymph nodes. In clinical practice a presumptive diagnosis and stage are based on presentation, risk factors, and radiological appearances-particularly CT scans. Obtaining a histological diagnosis and confirming the stage of the disease often take place at the same time. It is reported that mediastinal lymph nodes contain metastatic disease in 28-38% of patients with NSCLC at the time of diagnosis.
ACCESSION #
13997048

 

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