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Endoscopic ultrasound‐guided fine‐needle aspiration when combined with positron emission tomography improves specificity and overall diagnostic accuracy in unexplained mediastinal lymphadenopathy and staging of non‐small‐cell lung cancer

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Abstract:

Background:  The aim of this study was to assess the incremental value of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)‐guided fine‐needle aspiration (FNA) to positron emission tomography (PET) in the diagnosis of unexplained mediastinal lymphadenopathy and staging of non‐small‐cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Keywords: endoscopic ultrasound; fine needle aspiration; mediastinum; non‐small cell lung carcinoma; positron emission tomography

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01670.x

Affiliations: Centre for Molecular Imaging, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication date: 2008-11-01

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