Clinical value of detection of metastasis of carina in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

KAYNAR H. , MERAL M. , YILMAZEL UÇAR E. , SAĞLAM L. , Yildirim U., Gorguner M., ...More

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.105, no.10, pp.1537-1542, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 105 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rmed.2011.05.013
  • Title of Journal : RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1537-1542


Background: Although the utility of blind biopsy in the detection of metastasis in the carina has been reported, submucosal fine needle aspiration (SMFNA) has not been evaluated. We investigated how SMFNA of the main carina and upper-lobe carina in addition to blind biopsy affect management of patients with NSCLC.