Preoperative staging of non-small cell lung cancer: Transesophageal US- guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of mediastinal lymph nodes

M. J. Wiersema, M. L. Kochman, H. M. Cramer, L. M. Wiersema

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the usefulness of transesophageal real-time ultrasound (US)-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in staging non-small cell lung carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two patients (a 64-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman) with non-small cell lung carcinoma and mediastinal lymphadenopathy detected at computed tomography underwent preoperative evaluation with transesophageal real-time US-guided FNAB. Two aspirates were obtained from each patient. RESULTS: Diagnostic tissue from a contralateral posterior mediastinal lymph node was obtained from the first aspirate in each case. Neither patient experienced a complication as a result of this technique, and both were subsequently referred for palliative therapy in light of these findings. CONCLUSION: Real-time US-guided FNAB is useful in the preoperative staging of disease in selected patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume190
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • Lymphatic system, neoplasms, 67.337
  • Mediastinum, neoplasms, 67.3235
  • Mediastinum, US, 67.12985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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