Clin Respir Med | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Short Communication | Open Access
Aftab GM*, Ngo D and Frenia D
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Saint Peter's University Hospital, USA
*Correspondance to: Ghulam Mustafa AftabFulltext PDF
Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has a high diagnostic accuracy for lung cancer; however, it is much lower in benign conditions such as sarcoidosis. Performing EBUS Transbronchial Forceps Biopsy (EBUS-TBFB) in patients undergoing EBUSTBNA may improve the diagnostic yield. We present a case series of 14 patients who had undergone EBUS-TBNA followed by EBUS-TBFB. We conducted a retrospective review of patient charts and evaluated the diagnostic yield. A safety analysis was also conducted. Our results showed that combining EBUS-TBNA with EBUS-TBFB helps increase the diagnostic yield especially in benign conditions. It also has a good safety profile.
Endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration; Endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial forceps biopsy; Mini forceps; Lung cancer; Sarcoidosis
Aftab GM, Ngo D, Frenia D. Diagnostic Yield and Safety Analysis of Combining Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration and Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Forceps Biopsy Compared to Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration Alone: A Case Series of 14 Patients. Clin Respirat Med. 2021; 3(1): 1017.