Ann Thorac Med 2017 Jul-Sep;12(3):162-170
1st Department of Respiratory Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
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J Vis Exp 2015 May 23(99):e52723. Epub 2015 May 23.
Section of Interventional Pulmonology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University;
Lung nodule evaluation represents a clinical challenge especially in patients with intermediate risk for malignancy. Multiple technologies are presently available to sample nodules for pathological diagnosis. Those technologies can be divided into bronchoscopic and non-bronchoscopic interventions. Read More
Chest 2017 03 10;151(3):674-685. Epub 2016 Jun 10.
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine New York, NY.
The detection of peripheral lung nodules is increasing because of the expanded use of CT imaging and implementation of lung cancer screening recommendations. Although surgical resection of malignant nodules remains the treatment modality of choice at present, many patients are not surgical candidates, thus prompting the need for other therapeutic options. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and percutaneous thermal ablation are emerging as viable alternatives to surgical resection. Read More
Chest 2013 May;143(5 Suppl):e142S-e165S
Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
Background: Lung cancer is usually suspected in individuals who have an abnormal chest radiograph or have symptoms caused by either local or systemic effects of the tumor. The method of diagnosis of lung cancer depends on the type of lung cancer (small cell lung cancer or non-small cell lung cancer [NSCLC]), the size and location of the primary tumor, the presence of metastasis, and the overall clinical status of the patient. The objective of this study was to determine the test performance characteristics of various modalities for the diagnosis of suspected lung cancer. Read More
J Thorac Dis 2015 Dec;7(Suppl 4):S317-28
1 University of Miami, Interventional Pulmonology, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; 2 Johns Hopkins University, Interventional Pulmonology, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; 3 Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.
Peripheral lung nodule evaluation represents a clinical challenge. Given that many nodules will be incidentally found with lung cancer screening following the publication of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the goal is to find an accurate, safe and minimally-invasive diagnostic modality to biopsy the concerning lesions. Unfortunately, conventional bronchoscopic techniques provide a poor diagnostic yield of 18-62%. Read More