New ultrasound method brings better lung expansion card

The mapping of the lung cancer stage with an ultrasound machine pays off. This can be avoided unnecessary lung surgery. According to research conducted by the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) that the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published.

Of all cancers, lung cancer is responsible for the highest mortality. Patients with lung cancer will benefit from the accurate mapping of the stage of the tumor. With this information, the optimal treatment chosen. If the lymph nodes between the lungs are not affected lung surgery is a first choice. Lymph nodes do contain cancer, then a combination of chemotherapy and radiation are preferred.

Research led by pulmonologist Dr. Jouke Annema of LUMC now shows that it was inserted into the chest lymph nodes, using sound waves from the trachea and esophagus, as well, and associated with fewer complications compared to traditional research by using keyhole surgery. If both techniques are combined, the number of unnecessary lung surgery halved, according to research published in the
Annema works as a member of the national guidelines for lung cancer committee is currently involved in changing the guidelines for pre-operative evaluation of lung tumors.