J Thorac Dis 2016 Jun;8(6):1132-8
1 Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA ; 2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA ; 3 Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey, Department of Surgery, 4 Department of Radiation Oncology, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
Background: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is considered the standard treatment for medically inoperable early stage lung cancer. Bronchoscopy has shown to be effective in obtaining diagnosis of peripheral lung tumors, staging the mediastinum (with endobronchial ultrasound- EBUS-), and placing fiducial markers (FMs). However, the combination of these 3 procedures in a single bronchoscopy has not been studied. Read More