Role of ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsy in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions

Leonello Fuso, Guido Rindi, Francesco Varone, Daniele Magnini, Fabiana Baldi, Gabriella Pagliari, Riccardo Inchingolo, Andrea Smargiassi

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Abstract

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) can be used as an alternative to fluoroscopy to visualize a peripheral pulmonary lesion (PPL) and to provide an image guidance for transbronchial biopsy (TBB). The aim of this study was to verify the accuracy of EBUS-guided TBB in the diagnosis of PPLs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalLung Cancer
Volume81
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Humans
  • Image-Guided Biopsy
  • Lung Diseases
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Sensitivity and Specificity

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