Guideline adherence of mediastinal staging of non-small cell lung cancer: A multicentre retrospective analysis.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Noordwest Ziekenhuisgroep, Alkmaar, the Netherlands. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Mediastinal lymph node staging of NSCLC by initial endosonography and confirmatory mediastinoscopy is recommended by the European guideline. We assessed guideline adherence on mediastinal staging, whether staging procedures were performed systematically and unforeseen N2 rates following staging by endosonography with or without confirmatory mediastinoscopy.

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