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.
|Journal||Multimedia manual of cardiothoracic surgery : MMCTS / European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Endobronchial ultrasound
- Lung cancer
- Mediastinal staging
- Transbronchial needle aspiration
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