Utility of blind forceps biopsy of the main carina and upper-lobe carina in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Gunen H., Kizkin O., Tahaoglu C., Aktas O.

CHEST, cilt.119, ss.632-637, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 119 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1378/chest.119.2.632
  • Dergi Adı: CHEST
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.632-637


Background and objective: Preoperative detection of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) metastasis to the main carina and upper-lobe carina can alter the operative approach, preclude further staging procedures, and save many patients from thoracotomy. This stum assessed whether bronchoscopic forceps biopsy of the normal-appearing main carina and upper-lobe carina (blind biopsy) ipsilateral to the primary NSCLC lesion improved the accuracy of cancer staging and helped guide the management of these patients.