Simplistic Approach to Mediastinal Lymph Node Staging - What a Pulmonary Interventionist Needs to Know
Pp. 100-107 (8)
Nishant Gupta, Dhiraj Baruah and Kaushik Shahir
Lymph node staging is a critical part in management of lung cancer, which
can directly affect the patient treatment and outcomes. It is imperative that the
interventional pulmonologist to not only be aware of the up-to-date nodal classification
proposed by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), but
should also have a basic understanding of the station identification on Computed
Tomography(CT) scans performed for staging. This review article will provide a
simplistic approach to mediastinal nodal staging based on CT scan which an
interventional pulmonologist can routinely use and incorporate it effectively in their
Clinical trials, Interventional pulmonologist, Lung cancer, Lymph
node, Lymph nodal map.
Department of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI, USA.