Métodos diagnósticos no invasivos en cáncer pulmonar primario : segunda parte: tomografía axial computarizada de tórax y tomografía con emisión de positrones

Noninvasive diagnostic methods in primary lung cancer : part two: computerized axial tomography of the chest and positron emission tomography

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Alirio Bastidas
Plutarco Garcia Herreros
Alfredo Saavedra
Edgar Sánchez


En el presente artículo, se revisara con base en la literatura actual disponible el cáncer pulmonar primario es un problema de salud pública a nivel mundial, cuyo manejo genera grandes costos económicos en los sistemas de salud y cuya curación sólo se logra con un diagnóstico temprano asociado al manejo quirúrgico oportuno. En la búsqueda de este objetivo en la actualidad se dispone de varios métodos diagnósticos no invasivos entre los que se encuentra la citología de esputo, la radiografía de tórax, la tomografía axial computarizada y la tomografía con emisión de positrones. En el presente artículo, compuesto por dos partes, se discutirá con base a la literatura actual disponible la utilidad de estos métodos diagnósticos como herramientas de tamizado, diagnóstico, estadificación y seguimiento en este tipo de neoplasia.

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