endobronchial ultrasonography


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endobronchial ultrasonography

Abbreviation: EBUS
The fitting of a bronchoscope with an ultrasound transducer to identify masses adjacent to the bronchi. EBUS has been used to improve the diagnostic yield of transbronchial lung biopsies and needle aspiration in patients suspected of having lung cancer and sarcoidosis.
See also: ultrasonography
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Yamazaki et al., "Diagnostic value of endobronchial ultrasonography with a guide sheath for peripheral pulmonary lesions without X-ray fluoroscopy," Chest, vol.
The role of endobronchial ultrasonography for mediastinal lymphadenopathy in cases with extrathoracic malignancy.
describe endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) as a tool for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and other thoracic diseases.
Another method, endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) helps increase the rate of bronchoscopic diagnosis, particularly in sarcoidosis.