Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsy and brushing: A comparative evaluation for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions

Chih Hsi Kuo, Shu Min Lin, Kang Yun Lee, Fu Tsai Chung, Yu Lun Lo, Te Chih Hsiung, Chien Ying Liu, Han Pin Kuo

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) often involves endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial biopsy (TBB), washing and brushing. Certain echoic features of PPL have been associated with biopsy yield. This study compared yields of TBB and bronchial washing (TBBW) with those of TBBW plus bronchial brushing and analysed the associations between clinical and echoic features and yield. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 271 patients undergoing TBB for PPL. TBBW was performed in 139 patients and 132 underwent TBBW plus brushing. RESULTS: The diagnostic yield of TBBW plus brushing was superior to that of TBBW (80.3 vs 66.2%, P <0.01). In TBBW patients, lesions

Original languageEnglish
Article numberezt472
Pages (from-to)894-898
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brushing
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Peripheral pulmonary lesion
  • Transbronchial biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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