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.
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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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