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Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration of an intravascular sarcoma metastasis

Frank Dusemund, Tino Schneider, Christoph Zeisel, Christian Rothermundt, Thomas Kluckert, Sabine Schmid & Martin Brutsche

abstract The role of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the diagnosis of endovascular lesions has rarely been described. We report a case of EBUS-TBNA of a solid mass in the left pulmonary artery in a patient with synovial sarcoma of the kidney, which was performed without complications and led to the diagnosis of metastatic disease. EBUS-TBNA seems to be a rapid, minimally invasive, safe and effective diagnostic procedure in selected cases of endovascular lesions.
   
citation Dusemund F, Schneider T, zeisel c, Rothermundt C, Kluckert T, Schmid S, Brutsche M. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration of an intravascular sarcoma metastasis. Respiration 2013; 86:430-432.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 24-9-2013
journal title Respiration (86/5)
ISSN electronic 1423-0356
pages 430-432
PubMed 24081000
DOI 10.1159/000354183
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