Role of Thoracoscopic Lymph Node Staging for Lung and Esophageal Cancer
June 01, 1996
Dr. Krasna provides a well-illustrated review of the applications of thoracoscopy in lung and esophageal tumors. These include: staging of tumors; diagnosis of indeterminate pulmonary nodules; definitive resections of various tumors, especially in cases of poor reserve; and diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural disease . However, there remains considerable disagreement among thoracic surgical oncologists over the proper applications of these techniques.