Cryoprobe plus forceps biopsy help early diagnosis and treatment in a case of endobronchial sarcomatoid carcinoma

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Abstract

Sarcomatoid carcinomas (SARCs) of lung are a group of rare but aggressive tumors. They usually present as large peripheral masses on chest roentgenograms, and less present as endobronchial tumors. Although surgical exploration can be proceeded in endobronchial tumors without a definite diagnosis, some special occasions preclude this option. Until now, preoperative diagnosis of SARC when it is endobronchial has been scarcely reported. Herein, we describe a case of endobronchial SARC diagnosed by cryoprobe plus forceps biopsy preoperatively, followed by a timely surgical treatment and a good result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine(Taiwan)
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Biopsy
  • Cryoprobe
  • Pleomorphic carcinoma
  • Sarcomatoid carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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