The Early Detection of Lung Cancer During Follow-Up of Patients Undergoing Endobronchial One-Way Valve Treatment for Emphysema.

Archivos de bronconeumologia

PubMedID: 25496907

Fiorelli A, Costanzo S, di Costanzo E, Santini M. The Early Detection of Lung Cancer During Follow-Up of Patients Undergoing Endobronchial One-Way Valve Treatment for Emphysema. Arch Bronconeumol. 2014;.
We describe the early detection of lung cancer during the follow-up of two emphysematous patients undergoing endobronchial treatment with one-way valves for severe dyspnea. In both cases, the lung function improvement achieved after the valves placement allowed their surgical treatment. In additional to standard follow-up for evaluating the progression of emphysema, such patients should be enrolled in a screening program. It may allow the early detection of lung cancer with the possibility for surgery in accordance with respiratory function of patient.