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Invasive Mediastinal Staging for Lung Cancer by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database Participants

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Seth B. Krantz, John A. Howington, Douglas E. Wood, Ki Wan Kim, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Morgan L. Cox, Sunghee Kim, Michael S. Mulligan, Farhood Farjah

Data in the STS Database indicate that invasive mediastinal staging is underused in patients undergoing resection for non-small cell lung cancer, and that the pattern of use varies widely among the participants. Use of guidelines outlining indications for invasive mediastinal staging should be encouraged.

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