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Respir Med Case Rep. 2017 Aug 19;22:187-196. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2017.08.016. eCollection 2017.

Endobronchial ultrasound convex probe for lymphoma, sarcoidosis, lung cancer and other thoracic entities. A case series.

Author information

1
Pulmonary Oncology Unit, "G. Papanikolaou" General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2
Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
3
Surgery Department, "Interbalkan" European Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece.
4
Division of Pulmonology, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece.
5
Pulmonary-Oncology Unit, "Theageneio" Anticancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
6
Thoracic Surgery Department, "Theageneio" Anticancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
7
Private Pathology Center "Microdiagnostics", Thessaloniki, Greece.
8
Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals (UCLH), London, UK.
9
Pathology Department (NHS), "G. Papanikolaou" General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
10
Sana Clinic Group Franken, Department of Cardiology/Pulmonology/Intensive Care/Nephrology, "Hof'' Clinics, University of Erlangen, Hof, Germany.

Abstract

Endobronchial ultrasound endoscopy is a state of the art diagnostic endoscopic procedure for the thorax. Firstly it was designed mainly for the staging of lung cancer and of course for the diagnosis of suspicious findings in large central airways. The main limitation of the equipment is the diameter of the instrument and therefore it can only be guided through large airways. However; the diameter of the working channel also provides a large tissue sample nowadays with the 19G biopsy needle. We will provide our experience with the 22G needle of the endobronchial convex-probe in several medical situations of the thorax.

KEYWORDS:

EBUS; Endobronchial ultrasound; Hitachi; Lung cancer; Lymphoma; Pentax; Sarcoidosis; Thoracic malignancies

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