EBUS-TBNA for the diagnosis of central parenchymal lung lesions not visible at routine bronchoscopy.

@article{Tournoy2009EBUSTBNAFT,
  title={EBUS-TBNA for the diagnosis of central parenchymal lung lesions not visible at routine bronchoscopy.},
  author={Kurt G. Tournoy and Robert C Rintoul and Jan P A M van Meerbeeck and Nicholas R. Carroll and Marleen Praet and Robert C Buttery and Klaas W. van Kralingen and Klaus Friedrich Rabe and Jouke Tabe Annema},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={45-9}
}
BACKGROUND Obtaining a tissue diagnosis of malignancy is challenging in patients with suspected lung cancer presenting with centrally located intrapulmonary masses. OBJECTIVE (1) To evaluate the yield of endobronchial ultrasound with real-time guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for diagnosing centrally located lesions after a non-diagnostic conventional bronchoscopy. (2) To assess the impact of EBUS-TBNA on patient management for this indication. STUDY DESIGN AND PATIENTS A… CONTINUE READING