Lung cancer: The importance of the mediastinum and role of EBUS combined with EUS-B

Abstract: Lung cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality across Europe. Prompt identification, diagnosis and staging and onward referral to management, is key to improving outcomes.

We present an overview of: General principles of staging lung cancer, the importance of accurately staging the mediastinum and hilum in lung cancer and the current and evolving role of a combined EBUS and EUS-B in lung cancer intervention.

Written by PC Ridge, D Breen – Interventional Respiratory Unit, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Galway University Hospitals, Galway, Ireland.

Pages 42, 44, 45, 46, Ridge and Breen – HPN Issue 93 Feb 2022 Digital

Correspondence:

Dr Padraic Ridge, Interventional Respiratory Unit, Galway University Hospitals, Galway, Ireland E mail: p.macaniomaire1@gmail.com

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