Echoic Features as Predictors of Diagnostic Yield of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Lung Biopsy in Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions

Chih Hsi Kuo, Shu Min Lin, Fu Tsai Chung, Kang Yun Lee, Yung Lun Ni, Yu Lun Lo, Hao Cheng Chen, Han Pin Kuo

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The endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) features of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) are associated with histopathologic presentation. Certain histologic and radiologic characteristics of peripheral pulmonary lesions affect the diagnostic yield of transbronchial lung biopsies (TBLB). This study aimed to assess the feasibility of EBUS echoic features as predictors of diagnostic yield of TBLB. Four hundred and eight patients with PPLs underwent TBLB. The yields of TBLB in lesions with characteristic EBUS features were compared with those without such features. The overall diagnostic yield of TBLB was 64.2%. Lesion diameter (≥3 cm vs

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1755-1761
Number of pages7
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Echoic feature
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • TBLB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Biophysics

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