Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Lung India. 2019 Mar-Apr;36(2):154-156. doi: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_262_18.

A rare complication of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: Pericardial empyema.

Author information

1
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gazi University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
2
Department of Chest Diseases, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Turkey.

Abstract

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial biopsy procedure is widely used for the diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy. İt is a safe method and the complication rate of procedure is <1%. Rarely, the fatal complications may develop after the intervention. Here, we present a case of pericardial empyema occurred as a complication of EBUS-guided transbronchial biopsy procedure.

KEYWORDS:

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration; pericardial empyema; tamponade

Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Medknow Publications and Media Pvt Ltd
Loading ...
Support Center