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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 205-212

Endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Gentofte University Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark
2 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark
3 Centre for Clinical Education, University of Copenhagen and the Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

Correspondence Address:
Sara Colella
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Gentofte University Hospital, Hellerup
Denmark
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2303-9027.144510

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We reviewed the role of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and esophageal ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in the pretherapeutic assessment of patients with proven or suspected lung cancer. EUS-FNA and EBUS-TBNA have been shown to have a good diagnostic accuracy in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. In the future, these techniques in combination with positron emission tomography/computed tomographic may replace surgical staging in patients with suspected and proven lung cancer, but until then surgical staging remains the gold standard for adequate preoperative evaluation.


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