Learning curve of conventional transbronchial needle aspiration

TUTAR N., Buyukoglan H., YILMAZ I., KANBAY A., ÖNAL Ö., BİLGİN M., ...More

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.8, no.1, pp.79-85, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.12041
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-85
  • Keywords: bronchoscopy, learning curve, mediastinal lymphadenopathy, transbronchial aspiration, STAGING LUNG-CANCER, INTRATHORACIC LYMPHADENOPATHY, EXPERIENCE IMPROVE, DIAGNOSIS, PERFORMANCE, EDUCATION, CYTOLOGY
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Background and AimsIntrathoracic lymphadenopathy usually occurs as a result of neoplasm, granulomatous diseases, infections or reactive hyperplasia. Conventional transbronchial needle aspiration (C-TBNA) is a cheap and safe procedure for diagnosing intrathoracic lymphadenopathy. The aim of this study was to assess the learning curve and diagnostic accuracy of C-TBNA after an observational education programme.