Fiducial marker placement via convex probe EBUS

A. Christine Argento*, Roy Decker, Jonathan Puchalski

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The efficacy of low-dose computed tomography screening is likely to increase the number of early-stage lung cancers identified. The aging population, as well as increase in number of patients with multiple comorbidities, suggests that nonsurgical techniques such as stereotactic body radiotherapy will be vital in treating such malignancies. Convex probe endobronchial ultrasound facilitates the identification of mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes, in addition to central lung tumors. Using a simple modification of the transbronchial needle aspiration technique, we describe a method for placing fiducial markers into isolated central tumors that ensures appropriate localization for definitive radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • bronchoscopy
  • endobronchial ultrasound
  • fiducial marker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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