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Surgical endoscopic techniques in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with lymphoma.
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PMID:  9718007     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: In patients with lymphoma, tissue for histology can be obtained through image-guided techniques or by surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of surgical endoscopic techniques in obtaining adequate tissue specimens. METHODS: Ninety-two patients with suspected or confirmed lymphoma were referred for a surgical biopsy of a deeply located intrathoracic or intra-abdominal mass or lymph node. The 86 patients who had surgery using a surgical endoscopic technique were included in this study. There were 54 men and 32 women, of mean age 34 (range 15-78) years. Most were selected directly for surgery while five previously had a failed computed tomography-guided biopsy. A total of 89 procedures were performed in 86 patients: laparoscopy (15 patients), thoracoscopy (61) and mediastinoscopy (13). RESULTS: No patient died. One intraoperative complication occurred during thoracoscopy (1 per cent). Two postoperative complications were noted (2 per cent). Three patients required conversion to open surgery (3 per cent). Adequate tissue for histology was obtained by surgical endoscopic procedures in 87 per cent. Twelve of 13 mediastinoscopies were successful. After thoracoscopy, the success rate was 92 per cent but only nine of 15 laparoscopies were considered successful. CONCLUSION: In patients with lymphoma, surgical endoscopic techniques have a high diagnostic yield and a low morbidity rate. Barring exceptional circumstances these should be favoured rather than conventional open surgery.
D Gossot; E de Kerviler; P Brice; X Mariette; V Meignin; D Cazals-Hatem; J Frija; M Célérier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-10     Completed Date:  1998-09-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1107-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy / methods*,  standards
Diagnostic Techniques, Surgical* / standards
Length of Stay
Lymphoma / pathology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Sensitivity and Specificity
Treatment Failure

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