Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

VOLUME

ENDOBRONCHIAL ULTRASOUND-GUIDED TRANSBRONCHIAL NEEDLE ASPIRATION (EBUS-TBNA) FOLLOWED BY THORACOTOMIES

FEBRUARY 2011 - VOL.1 | ORIGINAL ARTICLE
OBJECTIVE.

To evaluate sensitivity and specificity of EBUS-TBNA for aspiration biopsy mediastinal lymphadenopathy.

MATERIALS AND METHODS.

A total of 150 patients were studied: the mediastinal lymph node was range 0.5-5.0 cm. under EBUS-TBNA.

RESULTS.

The sensitivity was 97%.

CONCLUSION.

Given  the  high  sensitivity,  we   conclude EBUS-TBNA may benefit the current diagnosis and staging of cancer.

Keywords:

Endobronchial ultrasound, Transbronchial needle aspiration, Lung cancer, Mediastinal lymph node biopsy, Thoracotomy.

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Figure A-C:
revealed pathology of squamous cell carcinoma (A), granuloma (B) and adenocarcinoma (C)
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