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Myths and Legends: Does Needle Size Affect the Diagnostic Yield and Accuracy of EBUS-TBNA?

Sharma, Deepankar MD; Hovda, Jonathan T. MD, MBA; Dotson, Travis L. MD; Bellinger, Christina R. MD

doi: 10.1097/CPM.0000000000000054
Clinical Myths and Evidence-based Medicine
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Endobronchial ultrasound-transbronchial needle aspiration sampling during bronchoscopy is a commonly performed procedure that can assist during diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. Different needle size options exist and little has been published comparing the yields of the various options. We review the available literature to evaluate the myth that bigger is better.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Disease, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Disclosure: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence to: Deepankar Sharma, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Disease, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27157. E-mail: dsharma@wakehealth.edu.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.