Mediastinal lymph node
staging: from noninvasive to surgical.
High-resolution computed tomography findings in patients with systemic sclerosis HRCT Finding Yes No n (%) n (%) Thymic 6 (11.8%) 45 (88.2%) enlargement MLNE 6 (11.8%) 45 (88.2%) Esophagus 45 (88.2%) 6 (11.8%) dilatation Pleural 6 (11.8%) 45 (88.2%) abnormalities Pericardial 4 (7.8%) 47 (92.2%) abnormalities HRCT: High-resolution computed tomography, MLNE: Mediastinal lymph node
enlargement, n: Number of patients Table 2.
The three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy covered the esophageal tumor bed and corresponding mediastinal lymph node
drainage areas, while the two-dimensional radiotherapy involved the esophageal tumor bed and total mediastinal lymph node
drainage area, both using 6 MV X-ray linear accelerator.
Utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided mediastinal lymph node
biopsy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
Objective review of mediastinal lymph node
examination in a lung cancer resection cohort.
18F-FDG PET/CT in mediastinal lymph node
staging of non-small-cell lung cancer in a tuberculosis-endemic country: consideration of lymph node calcification and distribution pattern to improve specificity.
Due to high suspicion of malignancy, he also underwent an endoscopic bronchial ultrasound with transbronchial needle aspiration of the inferior mediastinal lymph node
which found nonnecrotizing granulomas but did not reveal any malignant cells (Figures 7-9).
A 69-year-old female patient was diagnosed with stage IV C follicular thyroid carcinoma (pT3pN1bM1 20/21) with concomitant lung and mediastinal lymph node
The ominous prognosis of mediastinal lymph node
metastasis and the improved prognosis following a more aggressive mediastinal clearance while performing pulmonary metastasectomy, for colorectal metastasis in particular, suggest that performing a mediastinal clearance may be justifiable [3, 5], if not favourable.
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There are several reports in the literature of endocardial metastasis, which could be the case in our patient who had disease of the interatrial septum and evidence of mediastinal lymph node
involvement 2 months prior to presentation (Figures 1(a)-1(c)) [1, 7].