Utility of transbronchial needle aspiration in the diagnosis of endobronchial lesions.

@article{Dasgupta1999UtilityOT,
  title={Utility of transbronchial needle aspiration in the diagnosis of endobronchial lesions.},
  author={Asok Dasgupta and Prasoon Jain and Omar A. Minai and Sunder Sandur and Yvonne M Meli and Alejandro C Arroliga and Atul C. Mehta},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1999},
  volume={115 5},
  pages={1237-41}
}
BACKGROUND The utility of transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) in visible endobronchial lesions presenting as either an exophytic mass lesion (EML) or submucosal and peribronchial disease (SPD) is not well established. OBJECTIVE To compare the yield of conventional diagnostic procedures (CDP) (bronchial washing, bronchial brushing, and endobronchial forceps biopsy) with that obtained from a combination of CDP and TBNA (CDP + TBNA). DESIGN Prospective study of 55 patients. SETTING… CONTINUE READING