Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) can accurately sample mediastinal lymph nodes (MLNs) to stage thoracic malignancies and diagnose mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Although mediastinoscopy is the gold standard for histologic MLN assessment, EBUS-TBNA has emerged as a useful, less invasive sampling technique that is more versatile than mediastinoscopy. However, EBUS-TBNA and mediastinoscopy are not mutually exclusive, these techniques complement each other with the goal to provide the most accurate diagnostic evaluation of a patient with a thoracic malignancy or mediastinal lymphadenopathy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Perioperative Ultrasound and Applied Technologies|
|State||Published - Aug 13 2012|
- Fine-needle biopsy
- Lymph nodes