Endobronchial ultrasound: A new horizon for the bronchoscope

Hans J. Lee, Colin T. Gillespie, Daniel H. Sterman, Andrew R. Haas

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Abstract

The development of flexible bronchoscopy ushered in a new era of less invasive pulmonary evaluation, diagnostic procedures, and treatment. Recent technologic advances have allowed the development of an array of adjunctive ultrasound equipment that can be used during bronchoscopy for a variety of applications. This review article will discuss basic ultrasound principles, the various ultrasound tools now available for bronchoscopic utilization, and how ultrasound has expanded the role bronchoscopy can play in many aspects of thoracic medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-342
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Pulmonary Medicine
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009

Keywords

  • Adenopathy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Pulmonary nodule
  • Transbronchial needle aspiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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