Current Thoracic Surgery 2016 , Vol 1 , Issue 1
Endobronchial ultrasound: a guide to mediastinal disorders
António Bugalho1,Ales Rozman2,
1Department of Pulmonology, CUF Infante Santo Hospital, CUF Descobertas Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal
2Chronic Diseases Research Center, NOVA Medical School, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
3Department of Interventional Pulmonology, University Clinic Golnik, Golnik, Slovenia
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2016.0010 Viewed : 5929 - Downloaded : 2139 In the last decade endobronchial ultrasound with real-time guided needle aspiration (EBUS-NA) has been recognized worldwide as a tool with remarkable impact on routine clinical practice. In the present review article, we focus on specific disease-related features of EBUS-NA, including diagnosis and staging of thoracic malignancies, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis and its role in the evaluation of isolated enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. We also address some less common conditions and discuss emerging and future developments in EBUS technique. Keywords : Interventional ultrasonography; bronchoscopy; mediastinum; neoplasms; thoracic disease; sarcoidosis; tuberculosis