55° posterior oblique tomography of the pulmonary hilum in the evaluation of lung tumors

L. Stigsson, Ulf Tylen

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Findings at 55° posterior oblique tomography and chest films were compared with those at thoracotomy in 53 patients with malignant lung tumor. A correct evaluation of presence of lymph node metastases was made by tomography in 44 of the patients. Lack of tissue diagnosis at tomography makes mediastinoscopy better as a staging procedure. Oblique hilotomography is mainly indicated as a method for accurate evaluation of the questionably enlarged hilum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-228
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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