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Transesophageal Echocardiography and Staging in Lung Cancer : A View From the Rear Window

Anis I. Obeid, MD
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Affiliations: Syracuse, NY
 ,  Dr. Obeid is Clinical Professor of Medicine, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University.

Correspondence to: Anis I. Obeid, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY 13210



Chest. 2005;127(2):420-423. doi:10.1378/chest.127.2.420
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Surgical resection is the main therapeutic procedure in the management of most cases of lung cancer. However, the feasibility of surgery as well as the choice of the proper surgical approach in the individual patient depend, among other conditions, on an accurate assessment of the extent of the tumor invasion of local structures, a process known as staging.1 Staging includes the assessment of the presence and extent of local spread of the tumor to adjacent structures such as the pleura, pericardium, chest wall, and blood vessels, as well as metastasis to mediastinal lymph nodes and distant organs. Lymph node involvement and distant metastases are outside the area of our interest in this editorial.

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