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Respir Med Case Rep. 2018 Feb 2;23:125-127. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2018.01.012. eCollection 2018.

Convex-probe endobronchial ultrasound for thyroid biopsy a new hybrid method.

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3rd Department of Surgery, "AHEPA" University Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Pulmonary Department-Oncology Unit, "Theageneio" Cancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Ear, Nose and Throat Department, "Saint" Luke Private Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Division of Pulmonology, Department of Clinical Therapeutics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Sana Clinic Group Franken, Department of Cardiology / Pulmonology / Intensive Care / Nephrology, "Hof" Clinics, University of Erlangen, Hof, Germany.
1st University Surgery Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
Anatomy Department, Democritus University of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.


Nowadays we use novel diagnostic equipment for lung cancer. Bronchoscopy was the tip of the arrow for diagnosis, however; ultrasound systems have brought a revolution. We have the radial-endobronchial ultrasound for peripheral lesions and the convex probe endobronchial ultrasound for central lesions. Ultrasound endoscopic systems can be used for the diagnosis of any lesion that can be approached from the airways. In the current manuscript we will present two methods for the biopsy of thyroid gland. The first method is using anesthisiological tools and the second tools from the ear, nose and throat department.


Biopsy; EBUS; ENT; Thyroid

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