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., et al.

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, cilt.9, ss.183-189, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5812/iranjradiol.3882
  • Dergi Adı: IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.183-189

Özet

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.