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Chest Surgery pp 299-308 | Cite as

Endoscopic Staging

  • Felix J. F. Herth
Chapter
Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)

Abstract

Lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide, with an overall poor survival rate. Mediastinal lymph node sampling in lung cancer is important for adequate staging to determine the appropriate treatment as well to predict outcome. Adequate staging of lung cancer also is important to improve research into lung cancer, for accurate comparison of data, and for quality control.

Keywords

Mediastinal Lymph Node Transbronchial Needle Aspiration Endobronchial Ultrasound Adequate Staging Mediastinal Staging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pneumology and Critical Care MedicineThoraxklinik, University of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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