Standard Techniques of Imaging of IASLC Borders by Endoscopic Ultrasound

Sharma, Malay MD, DM; Rameshbabu, Chittapuram Srinivasan Msc; Mohan, Pazhanivel MD, DM

Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology:
doi: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e318207e6d5
Tools and Techniques
Abstract

Linear endoscopic ultrasound is useful in the diagnosis and staging of non-small cell lung cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound has been proposed as the first test to be used, before bronchoscopy, for staging of lung cancer. The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer has redefined the anatomic borders of lymph node stations. We describe the techniques of linear endoscopic ultrasound for mapping of the lymph nodes as defined by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer classification.

Author Information

Department of Gastroenterology, Jaswant Rai Specialty Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Supported by none.

There is no conflict of interest.

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Reprints: Malay Sharma, MD, DM, Department of Gastroenterology, Jaswant Rai Specialty hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh 250 001 India (e-mail: sharmamalay@hotmail.com).

Received October 30, 2010

Accepted November 22, 2010

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.