Mediastinal abscess after endobronchial ultrasound with transbronchial needle aspiration: a case report

  title={Mediastinal abscess after endobronchial ultrasound with transbronchial needle aspiration: a case report},
  author={Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce and Patrick M Ross},
  booktitle={Journal of cardiothoracic surgery},
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) with transbronchial needle aspiration is now becoming widely accepted as a preferred staging technique. It has been perceived as a non-invasive and well tolerated procedure with minimal complications. We report the development and treatment of a severe complication that developed 2 weeks after the initial procedure in the form of a complex mediastinal abscess. EBUS although useful in its non-invasive application for diagnosing mediastinal or hilar disease, must… CONTINUE READING

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