Added value of invasive needle techniques in mediastinal and hilar nodal staging of clinical N0-N1 non-small cell lung cancer after positron emission tomography

Lung Cancer
02/07/2020

Collin-Castonguay MM, et al. Clin Transl Radiat Oncol 2020.

ABSTRACT

Previous studies evaluating staging methods of lung cancer have focused on mediastinal disease. We explored the added value of endoscopic techniques after PET scan in the evaluation of N1 nodal stations in 276 patients with a radiologically normal mediastinum demonstrating a potential stage shift in 20% of patients.