The Role of Convex Probe Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration in the Diagnosis of Malignant Mediastinal and Hilar Lymph Nodes


Caglayan B., Salepci B., Dogusoy I. , Fidan A., Comert S. S. , Kiral N., ...More

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.9, no.4, pp.183-189, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/iranjradiol.3882
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-189

Abstract

Background: In the diagnosis of malignant lymph nodes (LNs) and staging of lung cancer, sampling of mediastinal and hilar LNs is essential. Mediastinoscopy is known as the gold standard. Convex probe (CP) endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is a noninvasive and highly sensitive diagnostic method in mediastinal and hilar LN sampling.