Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) Followed by Thoracotomies

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Sawang Saenghirunvattana, MD
Vibul Jotisakulrata, MD
Chana Buakham, MD
Surapon Worapongpaiboon, MD., FCAP
Takahiro Nakajima, MD
Kazuhiro Yasufuku, MD., PhD, FCCP
Takehiko Fujisawa, MD


OBJECTIVE. To evaluate sensitivity and specificity of EBUS-TBNA for aspiration biopsy mediastinal lymphadenopathy.

MATERIALS AND METHODS. A total of 150 patients were studied: the mediastinal lymph node was range 0.5-5.0 cm. under EBUS-TBNA. RESULTS. The sensitivity was 97%.

CONCLUSION. Given the high sensitivity, we conclude EBUS-TBNA may benefit the current diagnosis and staging of cancer.


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Saenghirunvattana S, Jotisakulrata V, Buakham C, Worapongpaiboon S, Nakajima T, Yasufuku K, Fujisawa T. Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) Followed by Thoracotomies. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2011 Feb. 18 [cited 2023 Dec. 8];1(1):7. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/217517
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