Trans-esophageal endobronchial ultrasound-guided needle aspiration (EUS-B-NA): A road map for the chest physician

A Bugalho, M de Santis, A Slubowski, A Rozman, R Eberhardt

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Abstract

The endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) scope has been increasingly used in the gastrointestinal tract (EUS-B). Scientific data proves its efficacy and safety to provide a complete lung cancer staging, when combined with EBUS-TBNA, and in the diagnosis of para-esophageal lesions. There are multiple barriers to start performing EUS-B but probably the most important ones are related to knowledge and training, so new operators should follow a structured training curriculum. This review aims to reflect the best current knowledge regarding EUS-B and provide a road map to assist those who are incorporating the technique into their clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-41
Number of pages10
JournalPulmonology
Volume24
Issue number1
Early online date11 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration
  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration
  • Lymph nodes
  • Mediastinum
  • Non-small-cell lung cancer
  • Staging

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