CT-guided transbronchial biopsy using an ultrathin bronchoscope with virtual bronchoscopic navigation.

@article{Shinagawa2004CTguidedTB,
  title={CT-guided transbronchial biopsy using an ultrathin bronchoscope with virtual bronchoscopic navigation.},
  author={Naofumi Shinagawa and Koichi Yamazaki and Yuya Onodera and Kazuo Miyasaka and Eiki Kikuchi and Hirotoshi Dosaka-Akita and Masaharu Nishimura},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2004},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={1138-43}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES We evaluated the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of CT-guided transbronchial biopsy (TBB) using an ultrathin bronchoscope with navigation by virtual bronchoscopy (VB) for small peripheral pulmonary lesions of < 20 mm in diameter. DESIGN A pilot study. SETTING A national university hospital. PATIENTS We performed CT-guided TBB after VB navigation for 25 patients with 26 small peripheral pulmonary lesions (average diameter, 13.2 mm) between June 1, 2001, and October 31… CONTINUE READING
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