An Unusual Complication of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA): the Needle Breakage


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OZGUL M. A. , CETINKAYA E., TUTAR N. , OZGUL G.

ANNALS OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.20, ss.567-569, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5761/atcs.cr.12.02015
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.567-569

Özet

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is now becoming a widely accepted procedure to investigate the mediastinum for the staging of non-small-cell lung cancer and diagnosing mediastinal lesions. During the intervention, some minor or major complications may occasionally occur. The present case report describes the first reported case of needle breakage during EBUS-TBNA.