Indications for endobronchial ultrasound (ebus)? | Dr. Indu Bubna | pulmonologist in andheri

1. Staging of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
In assessing lymph node involvement in NSCLC, EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) had a greater diagnostic yield than traditional TBNA in all lymph node stations except subcarinal lymph nodes. With a single endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscope, it may be paired with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration for near-complete mediastinum sampling.
2. Diagnosis of unknown etiology mediastinal adenopathy, mediastinal masses, intrapulmonary pulmonary nodules, and endobronchial lesions
Sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and mediastinal lymphoma are among the mediastinal abnormalities that may be sampled and diagnosed with EBUS.
The most prevalent use of EBUS-TBNA in this situation is in patients with bilateral hilar adenopathy who need to differentiate between sarcoidosis and lymphoma. It has also been claimed that EBUS-TBNA may be used to acquire tissue to identify benign lesions other than sarcoidosis (e.g., tuberculosis, fungal illness).
3. Guidance of endobronchial therapy
EBUS gives valuable information for procedures such as endobronchial lesion excision, stricture dilation, stenting, laser treatment, and argon plasma coagulation.
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