Endobronchial ultrasound for mediastinal staging in lung cancer patients

Juliana Guarize, Alessandro Pardolesi, Stefano Donghi, Niccolò Filippi, Chiara Casadio, Valeria Midolo, Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari, European Institute of Oncology

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Abstract

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has changed the way mediastinal staging is performed in lung cancer patients. EBUS-TBNA is probably the most important non-invasive procedure for mediastinal staging and the currently preferred approach in many reference cancer centres worldwide. EBUS-TBNA is a less invasive technique than mediastinoscopy with low morbidity and no mortality and can be performed in an outpatient setting with excellent results. This study describes the technical aspects of EBUS-TBNA and our personal experience with the procedure.

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Keywords

  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal staging
  • Transbronchial needle aspiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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