Endoscopic Ultrasound

REVIEW
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--6

Endobronchial ultrasound for peripheral lesions: A review


Maren Schuhmann, Ralf Eberhardt, Felix J.F Herth 
 Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Thoraxklinik at the University of Heidelberg, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Maren Schuhmann
Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Thoraxklinik at the University of Heidelberg, 69126 Heidelberg
Germany

Lung cancer is one of the most common tumors worldwide. Pulmonary lesions detected during screening for lung cancer need to be evaluated further and tissue should be obtained. Bronchoscopy is often the first step to secure a histological diagnosis. Differ­ent guidance techniques are available to increase the diagnostic yield. Over the last few years endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) has been used increasingly to direct the sampling tools, often in combination with a guide sheath. This article offers a review of the literature of the use of EBUS in diagnosis of pulmonary peripheral lesions.


How to cite this article:
Schuhmann M, Eberhardt R, Herth FJ. Endobronchial ultrasound for peripheral lesions: A review.Endosc Ultrasound 2013;2:3-6


How to cite this URL:
Schuhmann M, Eberhardt R, Herth FJ. Endobronchial ultrasound for peripheral lesions: A review. Endosc Ultrasound [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 17 ];2:3-6
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