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Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration

Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration

EBUS-TBNA is a safe procedure. The highest complication rate reported is 1.44%. Additionally, the scope damage could be encountered in 1.33% of cases and occasionally the TBNA needle could malfunction. The complications are not significantly related to lymph node size, number of passes, lymph node station and needle gauge. Real-time endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has earned its place as a standard of care in the evaluation of mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy. It is a minimally invasive and a safe procedure with high diagnostic accuracy and efficacy.

CriticalCare.news
August 17, 2017