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Pulmonology. 2018 Sep - Oct;24(5):300-306. doi: 10.1016/j.pulmoe.2017.12.004. Epub 2018 Apr 4.

Unusual diagnoses made by convex-probe endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration.

Author information

1
Interventional Pulmonology, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Facultad de Medicina Clínica Alemana - Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile. Electronic address: sfernandezbussy@alemana.cl.
2
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, United States.
3
Interventional Pulmonology, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Facultad de Medicina Clínica Alemana - Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile.
4
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad San Sebastian, Concepcion, Chile; Complejo Asistencial Dr. Victor Rios Ruiz, Los Angeles, Chile.
5
Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States.

Abstract

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle biopsy (EBUS-TBNA) has proven to be an effective and minimally invasive tool to diagnose and stage lung cancer. However, its use for the diagnosis of rare mediastinal and lung pathologies has been rarely described. Hereby we describe a retrospective chart review of our EBUS-TBNA database for unusual diagnosis made between July 2012 and October 2016. Those conditions considered unusual for EBUS-TBNA diagnosis were identified and their medical records reviewed.

KEYWORDS:

Convex-probe endobronchial ultrasound; Pathology; Transbronchial needle aspiration; Unusual diagnosis

PMID:
29627400
DOI:
10.1016/j.pulmoe.2017.12.004
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