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Using endobronchial ultrasound features to predict lymph node metastasis in patients with lung cancer.

Authors
  • Wang Memoli, Jessica S1
  • El-Bayoumi, Ezzat2
  • Pastis, Nicholas J3
  • Tanner, Nichole T3
  • Gomez, Mario4
  • Huggins, J Terrill3
  • Onicescu, Georgiana5
  • Garrett-Mayer, Elizabeth5
  • Armeson, Kent5
  • Taylor, Katherine K3
  • Silvestri, Gerard A6
  • 1 Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Respiratory Services, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.
  • 2 Palmetto Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates, Greenville, SC.
  • 3 Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
  • 4 Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley, Weslaco, TX.
  • 5 Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
  • 6 Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
CHEST Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
December 2011
Volume
140
Issue
6
Pages
1550–1556
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1378/chest.11-0252
PMID: 21636663
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Lymph node size on CT scan and EBUS and round or oval shape by EBUS are predictors of malignancy, but no single characteristic can exclude a visualized lymph node from biopsy. Further, increasing the number of samples taken is unlikely to significantly improve sensitivity.

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