transbronchial needle-aspiration biopsy

transbronchial needle-aspiration biopsy

An endoscopic technique used to obtain a specimen from a submucosal endobronchial lesion or an accessible extrabronchial mass, if there is evidence of extrinsic compression. Transbronchial needle-aspiration biopsy is used to diagnose bronchogenic carcinoma, carcinoid, bronchogenic cyst, lymphoma, sarcoidosis, pneumonia, interstitial fibrosis, tuberculosis, abscesses.
 
Complications
Pneumothorax, haemomediastinum, haemorrhage, bacteraemia.

transbronchial needle–aspiration biopsy

An endoscopic technique used to obtain a specimen from a submucosal endobronchial lesion or an accessible extrabronchial mass, if there is evidence of extrinsic compression; TNAB is used to diagnose bronchogenic carcinoma, carcinoid, bronchogenic cyst, lymphoma, sarcoid, pneumonia, interstitial fibrosis, TB, abscesses Complications Pneumothorax, hemomediastinum, hemorrhage, bacteremia. See Bronchoalveolar lavage, 'Skinny needle' biopsy.
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