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Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology:
doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000033
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Vertebral Body Tumor Biopsy: An Expanded Role of Endobronchial Ultrasound–guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration

Ojha, Shishir MD; Ie, Susanti MD; Boyd, Michael MD; Rubio, Edmundo MD

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Abstract

Endobronchial ultrasound has become routinely utilized to improve sampling of mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes in the evaluation of suspected lung cancer. In addition, unconventional uses of this technology have also been occasionally reported, such as to drain a bronchogenic cyst. We present a case where endobronchial ultrasonography allowed for a safe approach to the biopsy of a vertebral body tumor. The case further illustrates how this technology may allow the bronchoscopist to diagnose metastatic disease, which may not reside within the lung or be directly attached to the main airways.

Copyright © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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