What are the limitations of imaging studies in the diagnosis of small cell lung cancer (SCLC)?

Updated: Sep 12, 2019
  • Author: Abid Irshad, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a histologic diagnosis that is always based on findings in tissue biopsy samples. Imaging only shows suspicious abnormalities that are invariably examined at subsequent biopsy to establish the tissue diagnosis. [30, 31]


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