Subtyping of non-small cell lung carcinoma: A comparison of small biopsy and cytology specimens Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Cytodiagnosis
  • Lung Neoplasms

abstract

  • Small biopsy and cytology achieve comparable rates of definitive and accurate NSCLC subtyping, and the optimal results are attained when the two modalities are considered jointly. The lower requirement for IHC in cytology highlights the strength of cytomorphology in NSCLC subtyping. Whenever clinically feasible, obtaining parallel biopsy and cytology specimens is encouraged.

publication date

  • November 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JTO.0b013e318227142d

PubMed ID

  • 21841504

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1849

end page

  • 56

volume

  • 6

number

  • 11