The Diagnostic Utility of Real-Time EBUS-TBNA for Hilar and Mediastinal Lymph Nodes in Conventional TBNA Negative Patients


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CETINKAYA E., OZGUL M. A. , TUTAR N. , OZGUL G., CAM E., BILACEROGLU S.

ANNALS OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.20, ss.106-112, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5761/atcs.oa.12.02072
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.106-112

Özet

Background: There are many causes of mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy, such as neoplasms, granulomatous diseases, infections and reactive hyperplasia. Nowadays, the popularity of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is increasing in the diagnosis of mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy. We aimed to investigate the diagnostic value of EBUS-TBNA in patients with mediastinal and/or hilar lymphadenopathy and previously conventional TBNA-negative or inadequate results.