EUS-B-FNA for Diagnosing Liver and Celiac Metastases in Lung Cancer Patients

Ida Skovgaard Christiansen, Uffe Bodtger, Therese Maria Henriette Naur, Khaliq Ahmad, Jatinder Singh Sidhu, Rafi Nessar, Goran Nadir Salih, Asbjørn Høegholm, Jouke Tabe Annema*, Paul Frost Clementsen

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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BACKGROUND: In patients with suspected or proven lung cancer, assessment of regional nodal and distant metastases is key before treatment planning. By introducing the endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided scope into the esophagus and stomach (EUS-B), liver lesions and celiac nodes can be visualized. To date, the utility of EUS-B in diagnosing liver lesions and retroperitoneal lymph nodes is unknown.

OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility, safety, and diagnostic yield of sampling of liver lesions and retroperitoneal nodes by EUS-B fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in a lung cancer staging setting.

METHOD: Consecutive patients suspected of lung cancer in 2 Danish centers between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2017 were included retrospectively when a lesion in the liver or a retroperitoneal lymph node was visualized and biopsied with EUS-B-FNA.

RESULTS: 23 left liver lobe lesions and 19 retroperitoneal lymph nodes were sampled by EUS-B-FNA. Sensitivity and diagnostic yield of sampled liver lesions were 86 and 83%, respectively. In 19/23 patients, there was a cytopathological diagnosis of malignancy. Sensitivity and diagnostic yield from retroperitoneal lymph node samples were 83 and 63%, respectively. In 10/19 patients, the diagnosis was malignancy. No complications were observed.

CONCLUSION: EUS-B-FNA enables safe sampling of left liver lobe lesions and retroperitoneal lymph nodes. EUS-B should be considered as a minimally invasive technique to provide tissue proof of distant metastases lung cancer patients.

Sider (fra-til)428-433
Antal sider6
Udgave nummer5
StatusUdgivet - 30 sep. 2019

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