publication . Article . 2014

Application of detecting cerebrospinal fluid circulating tumor cells in the diagnosis of meningeal metastasis of non-small cell lung cancer

Rong JIANG; Chun-hua MA; Zi-long ZHU; Jin-duo LI; Bin WANG; Li-wei SUN; Yuan LÜ;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2014 Journal: Chinese Journal of Contemporary Neurology and Neurosurgery (issn: 1672-6731, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Tianjin Huanhu Hospital
<p><strong>Objective</strong> To observe a new technology for the detection and enumeration of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with meningeal metastasis (MM).  <strong>Methods</strong> Five cases of NSCLC with MM that were diagnosed by CSF cytology were selected, and 20 ml CSF samples were obtained by lumbar puncture for every patient. The tumor marker immunostaining-fluorescence in situ hybridization (TM-iFISH) technology was adapted to detect enrichment and enumeration of circulating tumor cells in 7.50 ml CSF samples; CSF cytology was checked in 10 ml CSF samples; CSF tumor marker...
free text keywords: Neoplasm circulating cells, Cerebrospinal fluid, Carcinoma, non-small-cell lung, Neoplasm metastasis, Meningeal neoplasms, In situ hybridization, fluorescence, Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, RC346-429
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