Learning EBUS: Tips and advice for Trainees

Syed Mohammad Tariq

Abstract


Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a relatively new procedure for sampling mediastinal nodes. It is less invasive than cervical mediastinoscopy, and may expedite the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer compared with conventional techniques Cervical mediastinoscopy requires general anaesthesia whereas EBUS can be performed safely under sedation and local anaesthesia. In selected patients it can be combined with endoscopic ultrasound to improve cancer staging.


Keywords


Mediastinal nodes; EBUS; Cancer

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