Endobronchial ultrasonography

Rafael S. Andrade, Shawn S. Groth

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Perioperative Ultrasound and Applied Technologies
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 13 2012

Keywords

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endosonography
  • Fine-needle biopsy
  • Lymph nodes
  • Ultrasonography

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