Efficacy of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Intrathoracic Lymph Node Metastases from Extrathoracic Malignancies

Ozturk A., Yilmaz A., Aktas Z., Demirag F., YILMAZ DEMİRCİ N.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, vol.19, no.2, pp.95-99, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ejp.2017.08870
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-99
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Intrathoracic lymph node enlargement is common among patients with extrathoracic malignancies. While endobronchial ultrasound- guided-transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is often used for diagnosing mediastinal or hilar lymph nodes and for staging lung cancer, there are still a few studies demonstrating the use of EBUS-TBNA for determining intrathoracic metastases from extrathoracic malignancies. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of EBUS-TBNA for the diagnosis of extrathoracic malignancies.