A comparision of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration and integrated positron emission tomography-computed tomography in the diagnosis of malignant mediastinal/hilar lymph nodes


Comert S. S. , Caglayan B., Fidan A., Salepci B., Dogan C. , Demirhan R., ...More

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.20, no.4, pp.843-849, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.164
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.843-849
  • Keywords: Endobronchial ultrasonography, fine needle aspiration, lung cancer, lymph node, positron emission tomography-computed tomography, staging, CELL LUNG-CANCER, EFFICACY, FLUORODEOXYGLUCOSE, PET/CT, CT

Abstract

Background: In this study, we aimed to identify the sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy of integrated positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the diagnosis of malignant mediastinal/hilar lymph nodes and to compare with each other.