A rare complication of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: Pericardial empyema

SAYAN M. , Arpag H.

LUNG INDIA, cilt.36, sa.2, ss.154-156, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_262_18
  • Dergi Adı: LUNG INDIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.154-156


Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial biopsy procedure is widely used for the diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy. It is a safe method and the complication rate of procedure is <1%. Rarely, the fatal complications may develop after the intervention. Here, we present a case of pericardial empyema occurred as a complication of EBUS-guided transbronchial biopsy procedure