The diagnosis of mediastinal adenopathy is a dilemma amongst treating physicians especially in South Asia. This is because although tuberculosis is endemic in this region, many a times lymphoma and sarcoidosis cannot be excluded. Often patients are being treated with medications without a confirmed diagnosis. The Video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) has revolutionized the way mediastinal adenopathy is diagnosed and managed in this part of the world.
Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
(2009). Dilemma in the diagnosis of mediastinal adenopathy in the South Asian population-role of CT guided biopsy, mediastinoscopy and video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS). Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 25(4), 693-694.
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