Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Fine Needle Aspiration of a Malignant Pleural Effusion to Diagnose and Stage Lung Cancer: When Should this Approach be Considered?
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We present a case of “extensive” small cell lung cancer (SCLC) diagnosed and staged by EUS-FNA of a malignant pleural effusion. Sonographic and pathologic features are discussed as well as the current literature on the evolving role of EUS in diagnosing malignant pleural effusions.
KeywordsPleural Effusion Small Cell Lung Cancer Small Cell Carcinoma Malignant Pleural Effusion Stage Lung Cancer
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