To evaluate sensitivity and specificity of EBUS-TBNA for aspiration biopsy mediastinal lymphadenopathy.
A total of 150 patients were studied: the mediastinal lymph node was range 0.5-5.0 cm. under EBUS-TBNA.
The sensitivity was 97%.
Given the high sensitivity, we conclude EBUS-TBNA may benefit the current diagnosis and staging of cancer.
Endobronchial ultrasound, Transbronchial needle aspiration, Lung cancer, Mediastinal lymph node biopsy, Thoracotomy.