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Perfusion lung scan patterns in 100 patients with bronchogenic carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  957747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship between size of the perfusion defect as seen by perfusion lung scan (PLS) and size of the mass lesion as seen radiologically was correlated with the presence of regional adenopathy in 100 consecutive patients with bronchogenic carcinoma. All patients underwent scanning before open thoracotomy or mediastinotomy and had histologic documentation of the disease. Each perfusion lung scan was classified as follows: (1) perfusion defect larger than the mass lesion. (2) perfusion defect of the same size as the mass lesion, or (3) no focal defect seen. Among patients with a larger perfusion defect 84 per cent were found to have regional lymph node involvements, whereas among patients in whom a larger defect was not present only 23 per cent had such extensions of the disease.
H H Macumber; J W Calvin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0022-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1976 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-10-20     Completed Date:  1976-10-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-302     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic / diagnosis*,  pathology
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology
Iodine Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology
Lymphatic Metastasis
Middle Aged
Radionuclide Imaging*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Iodine Radioisotopes; 7440-26-8/Technetium

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