Lung Cancer: Clinical and Surgical Specifications

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This book focuses on the lung cancer, which is the mostly encountered, and one of the most challenging malignant disease of the world. Worldwide, the annual number of new cases of lung cancer is ...
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Invasive Surgical Techniques in the Mediastinal Staging in Non- Small Cell Lung Cancer

Pp. 183-198 (16)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608054428113010013

Author(s): Mehmet Oğuzhan Özyurtkan


Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common malignancy in the world and accounts for an estimated 1 million deaths each year. Metastasis to the mediastinal lymph nodes is one of the most important factors in determining resectability and prognosis. It also influences staging algorithms. Non-invasive radiographic imaging investigations have their limitations, so tissue sampling is needed. Sampling can be achieved both by invasive surgical or non-surgical techniques. According to the ESTS guidelines, among invasive surgical techniques, mediastinoscopy is still considered to be the gold standard in the mediastinal staging in non-small cell lung cancer. This chapter deals with invasive surgical techniques.


Invasive staging, lung cancer, mediastinoscopy.